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Linocut prints have long held their own position as a versatile and interesting print medium.  Participants in this 4 week workshop will learn various image transfer techniques, cutting techniques as well as the multiple ways a linocut can be printed, with or without a press.

Who said linocuts had to be black and white?  Participants will also learn a variety of techniques, which will transform the basic black and white linocut into a multi-coloured print.  This is a fantastic workshop to extend your knowledge of lino cutting and the versatility of colour prints.  This is a fantastic print medium if you do not have a printing press but still like the possibility of making multiple images that have no size restriction!!  This workshop is suitable for beginners right through to experienced.

This workshop series accommodates both Beginners and Open Studio for artists with experience.

Begins Thursday 20th September
4 weeks
Tutor: Marieke Dench
10am – 2:30pm
Places are limited to 8 attendees
$520 / $500 student fee
All materials included



All materials are provided and you will take away your own lino cutting set. Please just bring:
– An apron
– Personal source images – sketchbooks, drawings, books
– Notebook and black fineliner
– And any brushes you may have

Marieke Dench is a nationally recognised artist with a practice that encompasses painting, encaustic painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and architectural installation. She has a Fine Arts Degree from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T) and a Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne (receiving the award for Practical Teacher of the Year).

Marieke has a reputation for approaching two-dimensional material with a sculptor’s eye. Her works hover between the object and the description of an object and/or concept.  Dench’s ongoing interest in image making and how humans navigate through a diverse and wide range of situations and locales brings forth intellectually challenging and engaging works.

Marieke has worked as a master printer in many of Melbourne’s leading publishing houses and has been the recipient of a Collie Trust Scholarship as well as winning a number of awards, including the Silk Cut Award and the Shell Fremantle Print Award.  Dench has also worked in the Visual Arts Departments of all Melbourne’s major and some interstate tertiary institutions: V.C.A., R.M.I.T., U.S.Q. and N.M.I.T. and is extremely well regarded in delivering art education of the highest quality.

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