Small group: max. 5
ONE DAY workshop session – Sun 23 April, 10 am – 4pm
Explore colour, shape and line to create a series of images, guided by Susan Clarke, Ballarat-based printmaker. Susan will help you experiment with a variety of colour techniques, including reduction printing. Susan will explain how to create a concertina book to bring together a selection of your prints.
Bring along images or your own drawings as inspiration and a basis for your work, being mindful of copyright of course.
All materials provided. $130 (+ materials fee $20, paid at the workshop). Maximum 5 participants.
About Susan Clarke
Everyone is an artist, even if they don’t know it yet!
Susan enjoys many aspects of art making and creativity. Her artistic interests from a young age were with music and singing. She briefly attended the Melba Conservatorium and later gained a Grad Dip in Music Ed. at the then Ballarat University in 1994 and became a Music Specialist in schools. As a member and Business Secretary of the Ballarat Society of Artists Inc., Susan values the many opportunities to share and create with others who enjoy a common interest in art.
Susan began printmaking while studying a teaching degree at ACU 2004 – 2007. She completed many other music and art units but found that she was drawn to the Visual Arts. This gave her the grounding to be an Art Specialist and explore her creativity in a new way, through primary teaching and in her own practice. Susan has completed art units online, including printmaking, through OUA with Curtin University and attended night sessions at Fed Uni and other art workshops.
In her own art’s practice, printmaking dominates and she enjoys all types of printmaking processes, lino print, drypoint, monoprint and engraving being favourites. “One thing printmaking teaches you time and time again is the power of the happy accident and to embrace the unexpected.” Andy Lovell (Pressing Matters 07)
Never afraid to try new ventures and keen to encourage printmaking to all ages. Since 2017, Susan has successfully run private printmaking classes and workshops for small groups. She sells privately and promotes printmaking wherever possible.
Susan has participated and won prizes in a number of exhibitions: currently she is involved with Goldfields Printmakers and Ballarat Society of Artists Inc.