Printmaking Workshop at Cuppacumbalong
2nd - 4th September 2022
About the workshop
Situated on the banks of the mighty Murrumbidgee River and under the shadow of Mt Tennent, you will be invited to walk, draw and develop a series of woodcut prints that capture your response to the unique Cuppacumbalong environment. Over two and a half days you will be guided by artist and educator Antonia Aitken through a place-based making approach. You will be invited to explore and interpret the site through walking, gestural drawing and woodcut printmaking techniques. These mediums and methods enable the creation of powerful graphic artworks through mark-making, carving, layering and repetition. This workshop is designed for all levels of art practice from beginners to those wishing to deepen existing knowledge and all materials will be provided.
About the Artist
Antonia Aitken is an artist and educator currently living in lutruwita/ Tasmania. Her creative practice is informed by critical place theory, walking and a rich material knowledge of printmaking and drawing. By bringing these knowledges together she hopes to communicate complex entanglements of time, place and self. She is particularly interested in how walking and making with place can open up creative approaches to unsettling our complex histories.
Antonia lectures in art and theory at the University of Tasmania. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in significant printmaking and artist book collections. Her practice has seen her travel widely to exhibit, undertake residencies and teach. She has a love of working with simple processes to arrive at complex meanings and is committed to sharing what she does through teaching.
Participants can choose to stay on-site at Cuppacumbalong or attend daily.
No prior printmaking experience is necessary. However, those that have experience will still find this challenging and rewarding.
Cost - $850 (incl GST)
Cost includes tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea.
Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear, water bottle
For bookings visit Tharwa Valley Forge: https://www.tharwavalleyforge.com/.../1711-print-making