Simone Tippett is Union St Printmakers. She teaches printmaking classes and workshops at Stone & Quoin Studio at 6 Manton St Hindmarsh, as well as 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, Japanese woodblock, 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 to Stone & Quoin Studio in Hindmarsh:

  • Letterpressbook arts, zines and textile screenprinting.


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). 


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 (click to download details):
Beginners stencilling/screenprinting and lino printing are both very popular. Other techniques include wood engraving, drypoint, aluminium etching, copper plate etching, chine colle, mono printing, waterless lithography, Japanese woodblock, screenprinting with drawing/masking fluids, screen monoprinting, UV screenprintingviscosity printing and printing-without-a-press. Letterpress, book arts, zines and repeat pattern screenprinting will be available soon.

  • The workshops run 10am-4pm.
  • Sundays or Tuesdays at Stone & Quoin Studio in Hindmarsh.
  • Now taking bookings for 2018.
  • Class sizes vary from 1-3 people (screenprinting) to 1-6 people (other techniques).
  • Cost ~$160 per person, discounted to if you are a return UStP student.
  • Masterclasses and Guest Print Workshops may be organised or priced slightly differently to regular workshops, so please check individual workshop flyers for details.
  • All materials, excellent notes, morning tea and a light cafe lunch 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 or email Simone for further information):

  • Art Gallery of South Australia school holiday Printmania School Holidays Workshops for 9-15 year olds - Mon 16 July, 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm at the Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Art Gallery of South Australia school holiday Educators Printmaking Workshop with Simone Tippett- Tues 17 July, 10am-5pm at the Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Basic Western Bookbinding - 1 day workshop with guest printmaker Vicki Reynolds- Sun 5 August, 10am-4pm - further details below (Guest Print Program) - price $160/$140 + $20 materials fee
  • Papercutting - 3 hour workshop with guest artist Ellen Schlobohm - Sat 11 August, 1pm-4pm
  • Advanced Copperplate Etching - 1 day workshop with guest printmaker Lorelei Medcalf - Sun 12 August, 10am-4pm - further details below (Guest Print Program) - price $160/$140
  • Aluminium Etching - Tues 14 August, 10am-4pm - price $160/$140
  • Matting Techniques & Fixing Paper Problems - 1 day workshop with master conservator Anthony Zammitt at his studio - Sun 19 August, 10am-4pm
  • Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printing - 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett - Sun 26 August, 10am-4pm - price $160/$140
  • Soft Cover Book Binding - 1 day workshop with master conservator Anthony Zammitt at his studio - Sun 9 September, 10am-4pm
  • Beginners Waterless Lithography - 2 day workshop with Simone Tippett in Pt Augusta - Sat 20 & Sun 21 October, 10am-4pm


Dates currently available for workshops:
(Please choose a date, decide on a process and then email Simone to enquire further.)

  • Sun 22 July, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 24 July, 10am-4pm
  • Sun 29 July, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 31 July, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 7 August, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 21 August, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 4 September, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 11 September, 10am-4pm
  • Sun 14 October, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 16 October, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 23 October, 10am-4pm
  • Sun 28 October, 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, Adelaide Writers WeekPembroke 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 technique.

Gift 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 (click to download details):

    Art Gallery of South Australia School Holiday Printmaking Workshop

    • Teacher:  Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers
    • Venue:  Art Gallery of South Australia, North Tce, Adelaide CBD
    • Workshop:  10am-5pm, Tues 17 Jul 2018
    • Skill level:  Educators, TRT and Pre-Service Educators


    Basic Western Bookbinding Workshop

    • Teacher:  Vicki Reynolds of Adelaide College of the Arts
    • Venue:  Stone & Quoin Studio, 6 Manton St Hindmarsh SA
    • Workshop:  10am-4pm, Sun 5 Aug 2018
    • Price: $160/$140 + $20 materials fee
    • Skill level:  Suitable for beginners & more experienced printmakers


    Advanced Copper Plate Etching Workshop

    • Teacher:  Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College of the Arts
    • Venue:  Stone & Quoin Studio, 6 Manton St Hindmarsh SA
    • Workshop:  10am-4pm, Sun 12 Aug 2018
    • Price: $160/$140
    • Skill level:  Suitable for printmakers with some experience


    Letterpress Masterclass

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


      Your place in UStP Guest Print Program workshops and masterclasses is confirmed upon payment of the full workshop fee.

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

      Previous workshops for the UStP Guest Print Program include:

      • Introduction to Copper Plate Etching - with printmaker Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College of the Arts.
      • Advanced Copper Plate Etching - with printmaker Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College of the Arts.
      • 'True Grit' Drypoint & Monoprinting - with printmaker Bronwyn Rees of The Firestation Print Studio.
      • Introduction to Collagraphs - with printmaker Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College of the Arts.
      • Japanese Woodblock (Mokuhanga) - with printmaker Terry McKenna of the Australian Mokuhanga School.
      • Wood Engraving with printmaker Sarah Thame.
      • Viscosity Printing - with printmaker Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College of the Arts.
      • Basic Bookmaking with Old Prints - with printmaker Lorelei Medcalf of Adelaide College of 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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