Fibre Arts Workshops


The Printmaking Sisters (Australia)

'Contemporary Etching'

Printmaking Sisters take the mystery out of Aluminium Etching in a course suitable for artists and enthusiasts at any level of knowledge from newcomers to experienced printmakers.

Learn how to create your own stunning impressions with colour, tone and texture.

Follow our practical guidance and take your imagery to another level with this environmentally friendly way of creating an etched plate.

•      Our detailed notes and instruction on all components of the course are provided. 

•      As well as the basics, Robin and Annie will demonstrate various useful techniques for getting interesting effects such as soft ground and marbled plates.

•      Demonstrations of regular inking and instruction on the inking technique known as ‘a la poupee’, where various colours are added to the plate before printing, will be used.

•      We discuss creating an print edition.

About Robin and Annie

Robin Ezra and Annie Day are sisters who grew up in an artistic household with their mother a creator of exclusive ‘top end’ garments and their father a photographer.

Annie has been a practicing artist since gaining her painting diploma in 1974 from the National Art School, Sydney. Robin enrolled at the ANU School of Art in 1985.

Printmaking Sisters are passionate advocates of safer, healthier and environmentally friendly printmaking techniques. Over the past 14 years they have taught these safer techniques in Florence, UK, Ballarat, Bowral, Newcastle, Adelaide, Sydney, Maldon, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and New Zealand.

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