There is a great thrill that I feel still when teaching new skills to others. The Grampians "Kollective" each month runs a morning share workshop where each member has their turn at introducing their area of expertise/their passion to the rest of the group. It was my turn on the Saturday morning 11th may.
"What to offer in the area of printmaking for a half a day?" was a big question.
I asked those members attending to bring along feathers, and leaves and textured papers and I would supply the rest... printing press included.
Sarah's themed leaf prints are featured to the left.
Because the prints were small scale, we could place quite a few on the press at once and in this way every participant could get quick results.
The "Kollective" has a beautiful light filled workshop at a house and gallery that once belonged to the very respected Halls Gap, Grampians artist, Laurie Evans.
Methods explored on the day included embossing and blind embossing, printing from textured papers, layering and printing collage elements, ghost printing and chine colle.