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Upcoming workshops

Georgia Thorpe

Past workshops

Wayne Viney
An exciting two day monoprint workshop
Wayne Viney, beautiful monoprint artist will show us how it is done in this workshop at Freestone Press, Briagolong, Victoria. Wayne Viney achieves an intense colour monotype in his moody landscapes in these unique prints. Let Wayne Viney take you through the process in this two day weekend workshop at Freestone Press.
All materials, lunch, morning and afteronn tea for two days supplied.
Cost $250
Ten places only.
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September 2013
9.30am – 4.30pm

Heather Shimmen 2013


Kate Zizys 2013


Judy Dorber 2013


David Frazer 2012


Martin King 2012


Lesley Duxbury 2012


Gillian Kline at Gippsland Art Gallery 2013


Gillian Kline 2013


Gippsland Art GalleryChina Blue Etching
Print Workshop.
with Gillian Kline of Freestone Press

Introduction to Line Etching
Saturday 27th October 2012
 9.30am – 3.30pm
Learn the procedure of transferring a line drawing from paper to a copper plate, etching the copper plate and printing to reveal your image.
Bring along a simple drawing or image to draw on the 15 x 15cm plate.
$50 – Session includes all materials and a light lunch
Held at Freestone Press Printmaking Workshop and Studio
556 Freestone Creek Rd, BRIAGOLONG
RSVP & payment to Gippsland Art Gallery – 03 5142 3372
Gali Weiss   Master Printmaker
Come on a journey with Gali Weiss
Gali Weiss Breath
2 Day Workshop $330 all materials included
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea catered for by the Riverstone Café, included.
Artist’s Talk , Gali’s own work for purchase on Saturday the 3rd Nov directly after workshop 5pm partners and friends welcome.
Briagolong Saturday Nov 3rd & Sunday Nov 4th 2012
10 places only bookings essential
Contact Gillian Kline 0408514560  03 51455411
Freestone Press 556 Freestone Creek Rd, Briagolong 3860
Payable cash only on first day of workshop before 9.30am
Bookmaking workshopGali Weiss Unsaid
Gali Weiss
This workshop will present a number of possibilities for artist book-making as a basis to develop further individually. Participants will explore the artist book materially and conceptually as a narrative form and as a space that offers an intimate and immersive viewing experience.
The workshop will provide skills for producing a hard-cover concertina book, and for developing other books from variations of the concertina fold. There will also be opportunities for producing sewn Japanese-style books.
Participants can choose to concentrate on the construction of books with blank pages, or to create books from prepared prints or other works-on-paper images. Those who choose to bring images, please take into account that for the purpose of this workshop, the books will be small.
For a concertina book, prepared images should be no more than 15 cm height, though the total width of the rectangle is up to you. Each panel or ‘page’, once folded, will be 10cm wide. I will show you how to attach paper to make a wider concertina with more panels.
Optional materials:
1. Fabric and decorative papers of your choice for endpapers and covers.
2. Small boxes or containers for alternative ‘covers’/containers.

Gillian Kline in Freestone Press pulling a linocutRelief Printing Workshop
Gillian Kline

Freestone Press
Learn the basics of relief printmaking with Gillian Kline at Freestone Press Studio Workshop.
Gillian will take you through the process of producing a finished linocut from your image of choice.
Suitable for artists beginning relief printing.
One day Workshop cost $150
10 people only
All materials included
Lunch morning and afternoon tea by the Riverstone Cafe included
At Freestone Press Briagolong 3860
For more information contact Gillian Kline on 0408514560
Freestone Press 556 Freestone Creek Rd Briagolong 3860

Judy Dorber at the PressCollograph Workshop
With local Printmaker Artist
Judy Dorber

This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
All materials supplied
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea supplied by the Riverstone Cafe
Saturday June 2nd 9.30am- 4.30pm or later
Cost $120.00…..10 people only                                          
At Freestone Press   556 Freestone Creek Rd Briagolong 3860
To Book: Contact Gillian Kline mob: 0408514560 email:
One colour and one technique per plate (thick prepared cardboard plates)
Artists would work on 3 or more plates at once. There would be an emphasis on the mark making process…. allowing these processes to take the work on a journey.
Come along with ideas and images but nothing too laborious and detailed; keep it simple, it is only a one day workshop.
Plate 1
Intaglio, line etching the plate using tools of various kinds, eg. cutting knives, knitting needles, dry point tools, tailors marker, anything interesting that can be pressed onto the plate.
Plate 2
Collograph, building texture on the plate, adhering things such as paper, doilies, leaves, feathers, string thinks with texture…many things can be gathered around the studio applying different widths of masking tape and directly drawing on the plate, using pva glue.
You may bring a few things from home for this plate keeping in mind they should not be too thick or they may tear the paper or damage the press.
Plate 3
Carborundum, applied to the plate. This technique creates lovely soft darks not unlike etching and mezzotint.
Plate 4  – If time allows, This plate would be left unmarked  as a base plate for Stencil printing, these can be cut or torn from any paper, and used on an inked plate then removed and placed on a fresh piece of paper as the beginning of another print.