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
If you are thinking of a lino craving/printing class this is the lady to have as a tutor. I found Kim to be so organised with emails detailing everything to a T before the class. Her attention to detail in the class was was unbelievable. So much information my head was spinning. She presented us with a beautiful morning tea. The next day Kim followed up with an email with links and where we can source products used in the class. I have many praises for this lady. Thank you Kim
Hi Kim, I firstly want to thank you for a really enjoyable workshop and I must say you're not only lovely to talk to but you're also a good teacher. Sometimes people can have a skill and run a workshop but they aren't good teachers. You are not one of those! I really enjoyed it.
I loved the workshop. Kim shared a lot of information, as well as images which is always nice to see and aspire to. Going through the process with prints of each part of the process was helpful. I had a million questions, and Kim were kind enough to answer them. This enables me see the process in my mind more clearly and to try a couple of things I was wondering about.
Very well organised in a beautiful workshop setting. I liked the small group, allowing us all time with Kim. A happy atmosphere; Kim is extremely giving of her time a knowledge and an excellent communicator.
Kim has a natural gift for teaching & such vibrant joy in sharing her knowledge & skills - it just spreads out to everyone! Very thankful Kim was so generous with her time - (with all of us) as I learn only through the 'doing'. The size of our group was perfect & the location was just divine. I had a wonderful weekend & keen for more printing practice now!! THANK YOU KIM for an inspirational weekend!
I recently attended Kim’s PYO Christmas Cards lino print workshop and it was an excellent day. Kim’s passion for this art form is evident from the time you meet her, and her help, guidance and organisation made the workshop fun, interesting and easy to achieve a satisfying result, even as real beginner. It was lovely to meet a group of ladies with similar interests and to hear how their knowledge and techniques have expanded through similar workshops. I would highly recommend one of Kim’s workshops to anyone at all interested in print, and I look forward to attending another next year.
The Mixed Media Art group at the Buderim Cottage, of which I am leader, invited Kim to conduct two gel plate workshops in October. I found Kim to be professional, her workshop was very well planned and organised. In addition to being an excellent printmaker, she was able to impart her skills and enthusiasm with ease. Her workshops were successful and were universally enjoyed by everyone who attended.
Thank you, Kim Herringe! What an absolutely fantastic day the PYO Christmas card workshop was. To be honest, I was quite concerned about my ability to be able to complete anything worthy of a Christmas card. With my background of no lino print experience, you introduced me to the process and instilled a competence and confidence in me to create Christmas Cards that I am proud to gift to family and friends. Kim, I can’t say enough words about your generosity sharing not only your knowledge, tips and tricks but they way you provide ample amounts of supplies to ensure that everyone not only achieves their goals in your workshop, but also can continue to develop their printing at home. I was able to teach my 12 year old daughter for her to print her own cards the very next day, which was the best feeling!
I recently did a Gel Plate Printing workshop with Kim & had a great time! I'd previously watched numerous videos & tried a few things myself, but had not really been happy with the results. In a very short time I was producing multi-layered prints that I really loved. The techniques were clearly explained and demonstrated & the materials were very high quality. Kim's encouragement to just play, experiment & let go of the outcome really made for an enjoyable learning experience. I would recommend the workshop to anyone who is interested in gel plate printing.
Kim was incredibly thorough with her teachings and she is a wealth of knowledge all things Print Making. She did not hold back any information when asked. Her passion for art is truly refreshing and contagious.