THERE is always a lot happening at the Myall Community Art and Craft Centre in Tea Gardens.
As much as possible, the members of the centre aim to be self-sufficient, finding unique ways to finance the purchase of new equipment, tools and art and craft supplies.
Recently, the Printmaking group held a workshop to raise funds to offset the cost of a new print press.
Seven members attended the workshop using the experience as a trial run for what’s hoped will be future workshops.
“We learnt the process of lino cut and dry point printing,” Susan Truscott told News Of The Area.
Under the guidance of Helen Sillar and ably assisted by Gail Morphett and Dianne Ayers, members were able to cut a lino block and then print with it to see the various results.
“If worked by hand, the finished print is very different to one that is put through the new press,” Sue said.
“Some members preferred the dry point method that allows finer, more detailed scratching of a design onto Perspex then printing on the new press using blankets for pressure.”
“These can then have colour added by way of water colour.”
“A fascinating morning was had by all and those who attended thank the printmakers for their time and patience,” Sue said.
“Everyone had a great time!”
By Margie TIERNEY