Artist Profile – Kim Herringe
Finding your passion, no matter what stage of life or age you are, is a special gift. It took me a long time to acknowledge how much I loved printmaking, and even longer to stand tall and proud and shout from the rooftops that I am a printmaker, and artist, and a teacher (of printmaking).
Relief printmaking, particularly reductive linoprinting, has been my focus for a few years; but as more time becomes available I will explore as extensively as I can as many different forms of printmaking as I can. I love to explore different printmaking media and combine processes. I love the process of printmaking. And I love to teach the craft to anyone wanting to learn to demystify the artform and bring more people into the printmaking fold. Viva la printmaking!
The article below was published in the July edition of the Hinterland Times …
Artist Profile – Kim Herringe
PRINTMAKING IS Kim’s passion. it is her respite. Add to that Kim’s love for teaching and her arts practice is a collision of these two passions.
The art of printmaking gives Kim a space of calming respite from a culture of haste and automation. “I started my printmaking practice with focused attention about seven years ago as a creative respite from a 30-ish year fast-paced commercial career in design and advertising.”
Most of Kim’s commercial career was spent sitting behind a keyboard. “Now, hand printing on to quality papers, inky fingers, the smell of the inks, the process of, and holding in my hand the end product brings me enormous personal satisfaction.
“Enjoying the imperfection of hand printed artwork is in stark contrast to the perfect results obtained and expected in my ‘professional’ career.”
Kim loves to combine the meditative crafts of relief and intaglio printing with capturing the slower pace of life in the natural world as the subject of her work. “it is my experiences of nature and its translation through the act of hand printing that reminds me to be still and present in daily life.”
And it is this process of presence and stillness that Kim shares in her printmaking workshops. Printmaking is an incredible versatile and varied art form. it has a long history of traditional techniques and an exciting future with new technologies and experimentation. “With my workshops I work to broaden the reach of the art form and demystify the process.”
You can view Kim’s work at Razorback Gallery, Montville, and Peace of Green Gallery, Maleny.
For more information about Kim’s workshops, please visit www.kimherringe.com.au/workshops
Are you interested in attending a printmaking art workshop?
I love to share my skills and the craft of printmaking. Have a look through my workshop program below. New printmaking workshops will be added over time.
- Workshop Overview
- Gelatin Plate Printing and Monotype
- Linoprinting 101
- Colour Linoprinting Basics
- Colour and Reductive Linoprinting Advanced
- PYO Christmas Cards
- Private Group Workshops
- Private Tuition
- Printmaking Workshop Gift Vouchers
Scroll through some feedback past students have shared
The gelatin plate printing workshop was a great experience. Kim is such an organised, helpful, encouraging instructor, that the time just flew. It was such a joy to find something free & easy, no great thought processes, no experience necessary, no right or wrong. Being encouraged to just let it happen, and even go against your initial instincts was very refreshing. I was very happy with what I was able to produce at my very first attempt and I look forward to trying my hand at home.
You run a fantastic workshop Kim, you made everyone feel relaxed and you were so generous with your knowledge, resources and tips to ensure every one achieved a good result. Your passion for printmaking really shines through and is so very infectious. You ensured each participant was given the guidance they needed and took particular interest in ensuring everyone understood the process. You were most helpful in explaining ways to overcome any hurdles and genuinely wanted people to be happy with what they were producing. I came away itching to finish my print and to improve my reductive linocut printmaking skills. I have no hesitation in recommending this workshop to others and l look forward to doing more workshops with you.
I can highly recommend doing Kim's classes. She knows that everyone learns differently and she is very patient. At the end of a lesson you know you can go ahead and do this yourself.
You made it easy and we ended up with a great print we did ourselves. It would be great fun whether you are into art, crafts, printing or not at all - I recommended it to the friend who minded my dog yesterday. You are engaging and passionate about printing and shares whatever you can. I had been interested in trying printing and you literally made me think not only could I do it, but that it would be exciting, challenging and rewarding. You may never get rid of me.
Again I had the opportunity to attend one of Kim's lino printing workshops. She is unbelievable in the knowledge she has and is willing to pass on to you. Kim goes way beyond what would be expected of a tutor. I fully recommend her to anyone thinking of taking up a new art. Kim makes it so easy to learn. Thank you.
Great inspiration to keep me motivated in my art practice. Thank you for providing and sharing your techniques.
Though I’ve never tried printmaking before, I really enjoyed your workshop Kim. It was very relaxed and friendly, with heaps of paints, paper and materials to experiment and play with. The small group we had was lovely - we could get inspiration from others and the right amount of assistance as we needed it. There was a good amount of activities and best of all, plenty of time to practise what we’d learned – I had a fun day and loved it!
I did Kim's Linoprinting 101 workshop and really enjoyed it. Leading up to the workshop, all of Kim's communications about what to expect on the day and what to bring were clear and timely. The studio for the day was well organised and everyone had their own setup which allowed us to work at our own pace. The small group size (8 in total) was ideal for beginners and allowed Kim to focus on personalised help as we worked through our projects. Morning and afternoon tea was an added bonus! Kim is a very talented artist and her passion for her subject matter really shone through, both in her clear explanations of the printing process and in some of the inspiration she shared with us. I'm looking forward to my next class with her.
It was a friendly relaxing environment and Kim demonstrated the techniques in a clear manner. I took a while to remember processes but that was part of the fun in experimenting and not trying to make perfect art. Just play!
I really did enjoy this class! I definitely recommend giving it a go. Kim is super friendly and willing to help and nothing is so be of an issue. She is so organised from start to end which makes it a nice stress free experience. Where Kim held the workshop was a nice intimate space and everyone had a nice laugh and a great time. Definitely recommend do the course!