Simone Tippett is Union St Printmakers. She teaches printmaking classes and workshops at the new #6Manton Studio in Hindmarsh and in a private classroom in Stepney. 

Techniques:

  • Low-toxic intaglio processes – drypoint, etching, monoprints/monotypes, collagraphs, chine colle, etc.
  • Relief processes – lino printing, woodcuts, wood engravings, collagraphs, embossing, photopolymer, collagrahs, etc.
  • Stencilling & screen printing – DIY kitchen table techniques, screenprinting with hand cut stencils, screenprinting with drawing/masking fluid, screen monoprinting, beginners repeat pattern textile printing, etc.
  • Other print processes - waterless lithography, gelli printing, printing without a press, etc. 

And coming soon at the new #6Manton Studio:

  • Letterpressbook arts, zines and textile screenprinting.


Read on for information about 3 hr casual classes, full-day workshops and masterclasses.

And to see examples of different kinds of prints, go to the Union St Print Pinterest page or the Union St Printmakers Facebook page (click Photos, Albums and then See All). 


Casual Classes

Casual Printmaking Classes
Suitable for beginners and experienced printmakers
Cost $40 per session (includes most materials)
Attendance is flexible and always by prior arrangement
Classes run February-December each year

Most Mondays at 6 Manton St Hindmarsh SA
   2pm-5pm, intaglio techniques
   6pm-9pm, lino & relief techniques
   *Now taking bookings - classes start Monday 6 November

Most Saturdays in Stepney SA
   10am-1pm, intaglio techniques
   1.30pm-4.30pm, lino & relief techniques

The casual printmaking classes are small, flexible and friendly. They are ideal for beginners, more experienced printmakers and experimenting with different techniques. Everyone has different interests and levels of skills, so it is no matter whether you are a beginner or more experienced. Classes are always booked in advance (weeks to months) and attendance confirmed several days prior. The classes are flexible to complement busy lives.

Short blocks of Evening Classes are also available. You and your friends can reserve a block of evening classes, one night a week for several weeks, in a technique (or several techniques) of your choice. Groups of 4 to 8 people, $40 per person. Tuesday to Friday nights available, 6-9pm at 6 Manton St Hindmarsh. Bookings always in advance, pending studio availability.

Please email Simone for enquiries or to book a printmaking class.
Gift vouchers are available.


Workshops & Intensives

Simone runs intensive printmaking workshops on demand. The workshops are ideal for beginners, more experienced printmakers and experimenting with different techniques. Everyone has different interests and levels of skills, so it is no matter whether you are a beginner or more experienced. Workshops are always tailored to the needs and experience of the participants. Certificates of Completion are available for teachers.

Techniques:
Beginners stencilling/screenprinting and lino printing are both very popular. Other techniques include wood engraving, drypoint, etching, chine colle, mono printing, waterless lithography, screenprinting with drawing/masking fluids, screen monoprinting and printing-without-a-press. Letterpress, book arts, zines, Japanese woodblock and repeat pattern screenprinting will be available soon through the Hindmarsh studio.

  • The workshops run 10am-4pm.
  • Sundays or Tuesdays at 6 Manton St Hindmarsh.
    Tuesdays at a private classroom in Stepney.
  • Now taking bookings for November onwards.
  • Class sizes vary from 1-3 people (screenprinting) to 1-6 people (other techniques).
  • Costs vary according to technique, with most at~$160 per person, discounted to $130 for groups of 4-6 or if you are a return student.
  • All materials, excellent notes, tea, coffee and nibbles are provided.
  • The workshops are intimate and designed to suit your needs.


Workshops are always booked in advance (weeks to months) and your place confirmed upon payment of your $50 deposit.


Forthcoming Workshops (click to download details):


Dates currently available for workshops (take your pick!):

  • Tues 12 December, 10am-4pm
  • Sun 19 December, 10am-4pm
  • Sun 7 January 2018, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 9 January, 10am-4pm
  • Sun 21 January, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 23 January, 10am-4pm
  • Sun 28 January, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 30 January, 10am-4pm


One-on-one print/mentoring days are also available.

Simone also runs onsite workshops for schools and studios. She has a portable workshop press and can provide the equipment and materials for whichever workshop you require. To date, she has run onsite printmaking workshops for the Art Gallery of South Australia, Pembroke School, Bittondi Printmaking Association, the Friends of the Botanic Gardens Art GroupVicarious Press in Willunga, Quick Whippet Studio in Pt Elliot, Gallery 1855 at Tea Tree Gully and  Thumbprint Press in Mount Gambier.

Please email Simone for enquiries or to reserve a date in a particular printmaking techniqueGift vouchers are available.


Masterclasses & Guest Print Program

Union St Printmakers hosts printmaking workshops by specialist teachers through the UStP Guest Print Program.

Forthcoming workshops include:

Basic Western Bookbinding 

  • Teacher:  Vicki Reynolds of Adelaide College for the Arts
  • Venue:  6 Manton St Hindmarsh SA
  • Workshop 1:  10am-4pm, Sunday 17 December 2017
  • Workshop 2:  10am-4pm, 2018 date to be advised
  • Skill level:  Suitable for beginners & more experienced printmakers


Japanese Woodblock Masterclass (Mokuhanga)

  • Teacher:  Terry McKenna of the Australian Mokuhanga School, Victoria
  • Venue:  6 Manton St Hindmarsh SA
  • Workshop 1:  10am-4pm, Sat 13 & Sun 14 January 2018, $240 (includes all materials and lunches)
  • Workshop 2:  10am-4pm, Mon 15 & Tues 16 January 2018, $240 (includes all materials and lunches)
  • Skill level:  Suitable for beginners & more experienced printmakers


Letterpress Masterclass

  • Teacher:  Caren Florance of Ampersand Duck Press, Canberra
  • Venue:  6 Manton St Hindmarsh SA
  • 2 day workshop:  10am-4pm, 2018 dates to be advised
  • Skill level:  Suitable for beginners & more experienced printmakers


Viscosity Printing 

  • Teacher:  Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College for the Arts
  • Venue:  6 Manton St Hindmarsh SA
  • 1 day workshops:  10am-4pm, 2018 dates to be advised
  • Skill level:  Suitable for beginners & more experienced printmakers


Wood Engraving 

  • Teacher:  Sarah Thame
  • Venue:  6 Manton St Hindmarsh SA
  • 1 day workshops:  10am-4pm, 2018 dates to be advised
  • Skill level:  Suitable for beginners & more experienced printmakers


    For more information or to register your interest for a printmaking workshop, please email Simone.

    Previous workshops for the UStP Guest Print Program include:

    • Viscosity Printing - with printmaker Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College for the Arts.
    • Basic Bookmaking with Old Prints - with printmaker Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College for the Arts.
    • Making Brooches with Old Prints - with jeweller Sue Garrard from Tanunda.
    • Wood Engraving - with printmaker David Fraser from Victoria.
    • Western Book Making - with Mace Boston.
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