Anyone keen to have a go a printmaking should head to Snells Beach next month, when a community art workshop will be held over two days on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21. Printing Without a Press will teach people how to make coloured prints using a contemporary approach to traditional Japanese woodcut techniques. Participants will be encouraged to make multi-layered woodblocks with designs based on their personal stories and relating to the local environment. The workshop is being run by artists and experienced tutors Gayle Forster and Elena Nikolaeva, both from Mangawhai. Their aim is to bring Rodney communities together, first at the art workshop itself, and then later with displays of resulting artworks in venues throughout the region. Printing Without a Press costs $30 for one day or $45 for both, and all materials are provided. It will take place at the Mahurangi Community Centre in Hamatana Road between 10am and 3pm each day.
Learn to print without a press at Snells