I aim to provide as much information as possible about my workshops – both for you to make an informed decision to attend; then, once booked, to help you get the most out of your workshop day.

Below is a collection of FAQs that I hope will answer any questions you may have.

General Workshop FAQs

Where are your workshops held?

My workshops are held in my own private art studio in North Maleny, just 5 minutes drive from the beautiful village of Maleny. It is an easy-to-find location. You will be sent full address details and driving directions within 1-2 weeks of your workshop date.

Find out more about my printmaking workshop studio and Maleny here…

Private Group workshop bookings can be held in my own studio, or I can come to you. I will travel north to Hervey Bay, south to Byron Bay and west to Toowoomba to run my Private Group Printmaking Workshops. Please contact me if you wish to run a workshop outside of the general South-East Queensland region and we can discuss logistics and pricing.

How much do your workshops cost?

Pricing for my workshops is based on a combine Tution Fee and Materials Fee. Both fees must be paid to secure your place at your workshop.

The Tuition Fees are the same across all workshops:
– 1 day workshop – $140 per person or $120 per person if you have been to one of my workshops in the past
– 2 day workshop – $260 per person or $240 per person if you have been to one of my workshops in the past

The Materials Fee varies from $40-$55 depending on the workshop.

What is the 'Materials Fee'?

A Materials Fee must be paid for every workshop. As the cost is different for different workshops, I itemise the tuition cost and materials fee.

For every workshop and private tuition session, a range of materials are needed. Some materials are new for each session, and others are used over and over until they are worn, damaged or misplaced, then need to be replaced.

All the necessary materials for all workshops are covered in the Materials Fee of each workshop. Different workshops require different materials, and all materials are quality, wherever possible ‘artist quality’.

Unless specifically noted, you do not leave the workshop with the tools used in the workshop. The Materials Fee covers the use of the tools. However, you will leave with a lot of information about what and where to buy, suiting a range of budgets. I will have handouts for students, I will share a lot of verbal information during the workshop, and I follow up every workshop with an email and more links about what and where to buy materials and resources we used on the day.

You can read more about the Tuition cost and Materials fee here.

How do I book and how do I secure a spot?

Each workshop page has a booking form on the right side of the page. If you’re on a mobile device you will need to scroll to the end of the information about the workshop.

Full payment is required to secure your booking. Payment can be made via PayPal or direct deposit.

What happens if I need to cancel my booking?

If you cancel your workshop booking you may incur fees. Please read my cancellation policy here.

If a workshop does not reach the minimum numbers required, it may have to be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund or an option to reschedule.

Once your booking form and payment has been received I will contact you to confirm you place and advise any special instructions.

Can I book for a Private Group?

Yes! I do quite a few Private Group workshop bookings through out the year – for groups of friends, arts and craft groups and staff get togethers.

And I can run a Private Group booking for most of my workshops.

Private Group workshop bookings can be held in my own studio, or I can come to you. I will travel north to Hervey Bay, south to Byron Bay and west to Toowoomba to run my Private Group Printmaking Workshops. Please contact me if you wish to run a workshop outside of the general South-East Queensland region and we can discuss logistics and pricing.

Can I bring my child to a workshop?

My workshops are suitable for all ages over 16.

I hold a Blue Card for working with children, and for several reasons I have set the youngest age to 16.

I can run workshops with younger people, and parents/grandparents bringing their children, but these need to be booked as Private Tuition and/or Private Groups.

Occasionally I am also asked about bringing kids along while mum or dad attend the workshop. The workshop takes place in my personal studio and there are a lot of interesting things around that will pique the interest and curiosity of a child and are not safe for kids without direct supervision. There are also artworks in progress that can be easily damaged if handled without supervision. As much as I hate saying ‘no’, the workshop is not an appropriate space for children while a parent attends as a student.

Where can I stay if I want to book accommodation?

Some people like to stay in the area before/after or during a workshop. There are a lot of accommodation options in and around Maleny. Email me with any questions about where to stay, venues and budgets. I live in Maleny, so I’m not across all accommodation options from a visitors perspective, but I can help with some suggestions that meet different budgets.

Lino Printing Workshop FAQs

What Lino workshops do you run?

I offer 3 lino workshops:
  1. Linoprinting 101 – this one day workshop will introduce you to the basics of lino printing. Once you get started, the hand-printing possibilities are endless.
  2. Colour and Reduction Linoprinting – ready to create more complex images and bring colour in your lino printmaking work? Let me demystify and simplify the colour ‘reduction printing’ process. It really isn’t that hard!
  3. Print Your Own Christmas Cards – much like Linoprinting 101, this workshop teaches you a new art skill, with a Christmas theme. Leave with your very own set of hand printed Christmas cards and matching envelopes.

What lino tools do you use and do you sell them?

We use quality Flexcut lino carving tools in the linoprinting workshops.  I don’t sell these from my studio, but you will leave the workshop armed with all sorts of information about what and where to buy so you can continue printmaking after you have finished our workshop.

I used those same Flexcut tools for many years in my own practice. A few years ago I invested in 12 Pfeil palm chisels. You can read more about my favourite lino printing tools here.

What papers do you use?

In all workshops we use quality printmaking papers. Different workshops use different papers.

In the Linoprinting workshops we proof print onto quality cartridge paper, then print onto:

  • Stonehenge 245gsm printmaking paper; or
  • Rosaspina 220gsm printmaking paper; or
  • Zerkall  145gsm printmaking paper; and
  • Hosho Japanese paper

We talk about papers and the different options available during the workshop. I will give you information about different places where you can buy printmaking papers after our workshop.

Cyanotype Workshop FAQs

Can I buy cyanotype chemical kits at your workshop?

Yes. I sell 200ml and 400ml cyanotype sensitizer solution kits at the workshop, so you can get straight to sun-printing your own cyanotype prints as soon as you get home.

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