Friday, January 31, 2014

Nature in Print

The Nature in Print linocut workshop, part of the Australian Print Workshop's Summer School finished yesterday (see also previous post). At the end of each day I came home very tired but always extremely happy. I had a marvellous time working with class instructor Simon White and printmaking students Marie, Thea, Linda, Chris, Margaret, Bronwyn, Jini, Tristana, Gaele and Richarda. It would be difficult to find a more delightful group.

There was much hard work, but somehow we found time for some great chats and sharing of information and ideas. There were some writers in the group, who recognised the considerable potential for incorporating printmaking with their writing practices.

I was awed by the quality - and quantity - of what was achieved in just three days.

Pictured directly below is my own linocut in progress, Jewel Beetle Woman, which was made especially for this workshop, followed by some snapshots taken during what was an extraordinarily productive three days. To see more highlights from the workshop, visit my art blog HERE.