Class No 807- fee $420 + $175 Materials & Press Hire



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While offering an introduction to the etching process, this course will also assist the experienced printmaker to broaden their expertise. One priority of the workshop will be to investigate aspects of landscape (or figure in landscape) through the etching medium; whether working directly in the landscape or from specific personal source material such as drawings and photographs which participants bring along to the workshop (These might relate to places of personal significance).

Participants will have the opportunity to explore working with individual etching plates or as a diptych as each format relates to your chosen landscape idea. A suggested working title for the workshop’s landscape theme will be “Places of the Heart” or “A place of the heart”. This general theme is a starting point for making works that can be interpreted from your own point of view in a variety of ways.
You are also encouraged to bring examples of your current work and even old plates that you may wish to extend further. Previous experience would be useful, but beginners are very welcome.

Special emphasis will be placed on each participant’s individual and personal directions in order to assist you in producing etchings showcasing your own personal flair and design. During the workshop, I will also demonstrate different Intaglio printmaking techniques as they are needed in relation to the level of expertise and individual interests of the group. (I will also bring several historical print examples of intaglio prints for observation and discussion.)

Ron is an artist and teacher based in Townsville. He is currently a senior adjunct lecturer at James Cook university Townsville. He began lecturing in Visual Arts at Townsville TAFE in 1982 and continued to work in that capacity at JCU until 2013. Ron is a practicing artist with a national reputation in the areas of printmaking and book arts. His work is represented in most major Australian State galleries and the National Gallery of Australia.

Between 1993 and 2003 he was Co-director of Lyrebird Press, an artists’ book press based at James Cook University. He currently is the Director of Monsoon Publishing, a printmaking and Book Arts studio based in Townsville. Ron has travelled widely and has been Artist-in-residence at Carleton College Minnesota, Frans Masereel, Centrum Belgium, Alayrac France, ANU Canberra, University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, Somerville House Brisbane, and the Cite International des Artes, Paris.He has won numerous art awards including the Mornington Print prize, the Henri Worland Memorial Art Award Warnambool and the prestigious Fremantle Print Prize. Websites:



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