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wood engraving classes

April 8, 2013

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I began teaching a new class today at the National Art School in Sydney.  I have been working with first year students over the last six weeks, giving an introduction to woodcut and etching. Today I began working with second year printmaking students on a relief printing course and began by introducing them to wood engraving, which is one of my favourite techniques to work with and also one I particularly enjoy teaching.  I think that is partly about it being a technique that is not practiced my many people, and offered as a class quite infrequently, so I enjoy the idea of being one of the people who is keep that knowledge and practice active.  It certainly didn’t look like the NAS tools had been used recently.  I think the students were a little surprised to see how small the blocks were that they were being provided with, but I soon managed to impress on them the fineness of mark-making that is possible and they have all undertaken admirably ambitious designs that they soon realised will take time enough to carve, despite (or perhaps because of) being so small.  I look forward to seeing some of the images start to be printed some time tomorrow.

I am also offering a number of other opportunities to learn this medium in the coming months, with weekend workshops running in Newcastle and Brisbane.

The Newcastle Printmakers Workshop will be hosting me on Saturday the 18th and Sunday 19th May with more details available at http://www.newcastleprintmakersworkshop.org/Workshops.html  For enrolments contact Samantha on 0422 362 924 or samantha.powell@det.nsw.edu.au

On the weekend after (25/26 May) I will have made my way north, and will be running the workshop at the Brisbane Institute of Art in Windsor, with more information and enrolments available on their website.  The BIA phone number is (07) 3857 5377.

I will also be teaching wood engraving and woodcut as part of the NAS public programs winter school in July, with more information available on the NAS website soon.

 

printmaking classes

January 26, 2013

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I am once again offering two day printmaking classes in the exquisite art of the wood engraving.  A traditional relief printing technique best known for the ability to capture very fine detail in small scale images that draw the viewers attention into a miniature world.

This round of classes will be offered in Brisbane on February 9/10, and Inverell (NSW) February 23/24.

For more details and enrolments for the Brisbane workshop, see the Brisbane Institute of Art website at: http://brisart.org/ and follow the links to classes.

For details of the Inverell workshop see the Inverell Art Gallery website and follow the ‘what’s on’ link.  Enrolments for this class should be made through me by email to peter.mclean@ymail.com

 

exhibition extended

January 19, 2013

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In Place’, an exhibition of drawings, prints and artist books, continues at Brisbane Institute of Art.  The BIA have just asked me to extend the show, so it will now continue for another two weeks beyond the initially advertised finish date, until Feb 6.  So if you are in Brisbane and looking for something to do, and some great art to see, then come along to the gallery in the northside suburb of Windsor. I will be in the gallery on Saturdays (as I am right now as I write) if you’d like to get the full guided tour or ask any tricky questions.  I do rather enjoy meeting the varied people who have an interest in art, like the tradie who was driving past on his round of inspections and giving quotes this morning who noticed the gallery open sign so paused his schedule to take a look, and the people doing some great art classes here at the BIA today.

Wollemi Cliffs, soil, charcoal, bone powder and relief print on canvas, Peter McLean, 2013

Wollemi Cliffs, soil, charcoal, bone powder and relief print on canvas, Peter McLean, 2013


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