Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sydney College of the Arts

Last weekend saw Bill and I  teaching at Sydney College of the Arts  print media department organized by the very capable artist Janet Parker Smith whom streamlines the working environment to be a pleasure to work in.

We had eight eager students, some students and some are part of the print media access. This enables artists to visit and use the print media studio for a yearly minimal charge. Which is a dream printmaking room overlooking the historical buildings and gardens at Rozelle.

Like the bookbinders Guild we once again taught the letterpress printmaking in the format of an ABC book with each student getting 3 letters and editions of 10.

Working in this way everyone goes home with a complete set of ABC prints which can be made into a book or individually framed.

The first day is just understanding the way to set type and getting a handle on the presses and tools, the second day they have had the night to ponder their letters, then they fly with ideas.

It was very successful and we met some really gorgeous people along the way. The workshop was two days, but by the second day everyone is in full swing and hooked on letterpress wishing for one more day.

The group were very inventive with their use of letters.....

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