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, UV screenprinting, 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:

  • Letterpress, book arts and zines.


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 usually 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):


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

  • Tues 5 February 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Tues 12 February 2019, 2pm-8pm (please note varied time)

  • Tues 19 February 2019, 2pm-8pm (please note varied time)

  • Sun 24 February 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Tues 26 February 2019, 2pm-8pm (please note varied time)

  • Tues 5 March 2019, 2pm-8pm (please note varied time)

  • Sun 17 March 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Tues 19 March 2019, 2pm-8pm (please note varied time)

  • Tues 26 March 2019, 2pm-8pm (please note varied time)

  • Tues 2 April 2019, 2pm-8pm (please note varied time)

  • Sun 7 April 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Tues 9 April 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Sun 14 April 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Tues 16 April 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Sun 21 April 2019, 10am-4pm (Easter long weekend)

  • Tues 23 April 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Sun 28 April 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Tues 30 April 2019, 10am-4pm

  • Now also booking Sunday & Tuesday workshop dates through out the rest of 2019


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 Week, the State Library of South Australia (the Centre of Democracy), the South Australian Museum, 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,  Thumbprint Press in Mount Gambier and the Curdnatta Art Group in Port Augusta.

Please email Simone for enquiries or to reserve a date in a particular printmaking technique.

Gift vouchers are available.

Please note: Union St Printmakers closes for regular classes Christmas through January each year. During this time, Simone editions prints on demand and hosts specialist workshops. Throughout, the information on this website (including information about future workshops) is updated daily and weekly.

The last casual classes for 2018 are Saturday 15 December in Stepney and Monday 17 December in Hindmarsh. And thank you for supporting us through a fabulous first year in our new Hindmarsh studio; it was a blast! … Merry Christmas!

PS, Each year, casual classes restart from the first Saturday and Monday in February … Saturday 2 February 2019 in Stepney and Monday 4 February 2019 in Hindmarsh.


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):

 

Advanced Japanese Woodblock (Mokuhanga) Workshop (2 day workshop) - WAITLIST ONLY

 

Beginners Japanese Woodblock (Mokuhanga) Workshop (2 day workshop) - WAITLIST ONLY

 

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, 2019 dates to be advised

  • Price: $160/$140

  • Skill level: Suitable for printmakers with etching 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, 2019 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:

  • Basic Mount Cutting & Paper Conservation - with master book binder and conservator Anthony Zammit of the Mary Rose Bindery.

  • Limp Book Binding (Yapp Edges) - with master book binder and conservator Anthony Zammit of the Mary Rose Bindery.

  • Introduction to Western Book Binding - with printmaker Vicki Reynolds of Adelaide College of the Arts.

  • 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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