422: Waterless Lithography

Waterless Lithography, a printmaking technique developed by Nik Semenoff in the 1980’s, is a quicker, safer and easier alternative to traditional lithography.

Using recycled aluminium offset printing plates and a variety of readily available materials such as silicon and poster paint, Helen Fitzhardinge will lead students through the process, helping them to produce their own unique prints. Students will also be shown how to use collagraphs to add colour and texture to their images.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced printmakers who want to explore a new medium.

Course Code: 422

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Dates: Thursday 18th & Friday 19th Jan

Cost: $200

Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages: 18+

Renata Wright

Helen Fitzhardinge

Helen Fitzhardinge is an artist who has been making and exhibiting her work around Australia for the past 30 years. She studied at Curtin University completing both an Associate in Art Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts. Throughout the years she has spent quite a lot of time lecturing and teaching students from as young as 5 years of age through to 70+.

In 2015 Helen bought herself an etching press for her 65th birthday. She experimented with various printmaking techniques before a 2019 workshop with the Printmaking Sisters introduced her to Waterless Lithography.

This technique has become her first love with its endless capacity of experimentation. Using lithography combined with either hand painting or collagraph she produces prints on a wide range of subjects.