Reclaimed Woodblock Printing Workshop

Discover how to use upcycled wood to create bold and expressive prints



4 hours Class size 1 to 14

label $85 (Afterpay available)

In this print making workshop in Sydney, you'll learn the fundamental techniques of woodblock printing using repurposed plywood.
Woodblock printing (similar to Lino printing) is a super approachable
method of making prints with bold and classic results.
Discover the joy of bringing your hand-carved ideas to life on paper. We'll provide a small printmaking press and offer guidance on hand printing methods for home use so you can be set up for success.
If you’ve already got a bright idea in mind, you can bring an image from home—the workshop will cover how to easily transfer these to woodblocks.
Your teacher, Fergus, will also share tips and tricks for utilising other reclaimed materials, and what you can do with your woodblock once you’ve finished printing.
No prior woodblock or printmaking experience is needed! Just come ready with a creative outlook and this workshop will do the rest---equipping you with the skills to craft stunning woodblock prints that leave a lasting impression.
*Please note: the images above use a Lino block, however, the process is the same as for woodblock printing.
About the Artist:
Fergus Berney-Gibson is a multidisciplinary Australian artist working across expanded printmaking, drawing and photomedia. They have been involved in exhibitions at the 2019 and 2020 Queer Contemporary and have editioned prints held in RMIT, USQ and Curtain
University collections.
Knowledge required
  • Whilst no prior woodblock, lino or printmaking experience is needed, the workshop requires good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and cutting with a sharp knife, so students must have the capability and confidence with this. You should be able to follow verbal instructions and health and safety information.
  • This workshop is 16+. The press is small and user-friendly. As it requires correct use to avoid injury, the artist will demonstrate how to use the printing press during the class.
What you'll get
  • Materials and tools to use during the workshop
  • Knowledge for woodblock printing at home
  • Your carved woodblock tile (or tiles) and finished prints
What to bring
  • Enclosed flat shoes (no sandals or flip-flops)
  • Water bottle
  • A 15 x 15cm black and white, high contrast image to use as a stencil (Optional, images will be provided as well)
  • Black pen or pencil
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea or hens party.

This would also be a fun gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.

Location

30 Carrington Road, Marrickville NSW

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We are a creative reuse centre making a difference in the world by reducing waste and creating change in the way we look at resources.
We run workshops for kids, adults and community groups so everyone can learn how to consume less and make more! With us, you'll see the creative potential in leftover and castaway materials to save them from going into landfill.
At Reverse Garbage you’ll find the materials, skills and inspiration you need to live more creatively, more sustainably and more meaningfully.

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