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The Artist Place at Queens Park - Linocut printmaking

From the 28th of May – the 4th of June there will be a variety of artist run workshops and open-studio sessions available at the Cricket Shed in Queens Park.
Supported by Mackay Regional Council as part of the Mackay Waterfront Make Your Place Grants.

Meeting out the front of the Ken Burgess Orchid house participants will spend a bit of time drawing inspiration from the orchid display. This workshop will cover drawing of Orchids and will take place in the nearby Cricket Shed.

The drawing will be transferred to a soft plate (EZY Printing Block are economical because both sides can be used and carves like butter) After it will be carved with a Lino tool and then printed on paper or textile.

The participants will learn about negative and positive space. This workshop is suitable for beginners 15 years + up, or for people wanting to have a go at printmaking. (participants under 18 year of age must be accompanied by a guardian)

Please bring along:

  • Protective clothes for paint (apron or smock)
  • A mobile phone or camera to take orchid photos
  • Snack for afternoon tea
  • All other supplies will be provided