Create fine art prints using traditional printmaking techniques at the fully equipped Duck Print workshop. We have courses suitable for both beginners and professional artists.
The Duck Print workshop is a fully resourced fine art print workshop that meets the requirements
of the professional artist wishing to run
limited editions with a master printer
Duck Print will conduct courses in metal plate
lithography, relief printing and intaglio during
the year, as well as courses in stone lithography
or advanced students and artists.
Lithography and relief printing courses run from
beginners to advanced.
The courses are well structured so students who
wish to add more forms of printmaking to their
visual art work will find these courses of
Feel free to contact the workshop if you have any
questions or if you would like to arrange a visit.
B.A B.Ed. (Visual Arts)
Pricing and Information:
Costs exclude all paper, inks and other basic materials. (Pricing valid 2017)
Evening Courses (8 Weeks) - $280 1 day per week, 6pm - 8pm run over 8 consecutive weeks
Weekend Courses Sat/Sun, 9am - 3pm -$250
Summer and Winter Schools 1 Week Blocks - $400
Lithography is a traditional printmaking process that is the closest to painting and drawing.
Beginners course: The course will introduce students to the graphic materials and chemicals used in lithography, as well as the principles that underpin their use. Students will be taught how to plan a lithograph, roll up and etch the plate, and how to print the image.
Intermediate course: This workshop looks at the special properties of lithography and the uses of advanced techniques like the transfer processes and the types of transfer papers used in lithography.
Great artists have pushed lithography in many
interesting directions — it is the most versatile
of all the printmaking mediums.
This course encourages the artist to explore the
medium and to discuss techniques and ideas
with the tutor.
The relief family of printing techniques includes some of the oldest printmaking processes. These can be used to great advantage by artists looking for lively graphic expression.
Beginners course: This part of the course will introduce the artist to the lino block, woodblock and collograph methods. Students also learn appropriate paper choice for printing, types of inks used and how to set up the presses in preparation before printing.
Students are taught Multi-Block and Reduction
Printing through to the Collograph Method.
Intaglio is a printing process in which the image is incised or etched into a metal plate.
Beginners and Advanced courses are available: These courses offer traditional copper and zinc plate etching and also focus on the various drypoint and acid bite techniques classified as intaglio printmaking.
Bookbinding & Box Making
This course teaches traditional high quality European bookbinding techniques.
Students and artists will be taken through all
processes from sewing sections through to
creating prints on paper that will be bound as
individual artists books with embellished covers
in book cloth or leather.
Boxes will also be created to house the books.
This workshop is only open to advanced
students and is run according to the student
enrolment numbers and the availability of a
limited number of lithographic stones.