Workshop: Printmaking with Collagraph Plates

Sunday 13th Oct 2019 — In this workshop Jo will introduce you to the non toxic Printmaking technique known as Collagraph. A Collagraph is a collage of recycled materials with texture, that has been glued to a matrix or plate. eg are Fabrics, textured papers, lace, ribbons & string. Jo also likes to use dried natural elements like leaves & feathers in building up plates.

Collagraph Printmaking with Jo Horswill
EAS Workshop: Collagraph Printmaking with Jo Horswill.

You will cover the basics of building a plate, discussion on materials, choosing collage elements, collage plate making and sealing of plates. You will learn how to apply etching inks to your Collagraph plates and using an etching press, you will print your collagraph plates.

TIME: 10am–4pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $75 Members; or $110 Non-members (which includes Membership)

SKILLS: Open to beginners to advanced. Jo is an experienced teacher who will meet you at your level.
PROVIDED: Morning & afternoon tea, some materials.
BRING: Own lunch and some materials (a list will be sent once you’ve paid). Also any images, specimens, photographs or sketches for inspiration.

or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

To secure your booking please pay in advance
Pay by Direct Deposit: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Acct name: Emerald Art Society
BSB : # 063 842 A/C : 1003 6074
In the ref put your initials and the title, eg. GM collagraph


Jo Horswill’s practice is mainly influenced by the natural environment of the Dandenong Ranges, where she has lived for more than 30 years. Collagraph, screen printing and mono printing are just some of the techniques she uses to tell her story. It may be a simple story of going for walks through the forests of giant Mountain Ash, that surround her home, collecting leaf matter and other organic elements, being in touch with the earth, the forest and feeling totally connected to that moment in time. Once back in the studio, these natural elements help direct her art practice.
Jo owns Paper Cloth Studio in Sassafras.


Kids Workshop — Big Fun Art Day

Thursday 3rd October 2019, 9am-3.30pm — For budding artists aged 6-12, a day filled with a range of art experiences, take home projects and fun activities!

What is Big Fun Art Day?
Big Fun Art Day is a hands-on workshop for kids aged 6-12. Children
will explore a range of art techniques and media as they learn
through experimentation, direct instruction and collaboration. Each
child will have the opportunity to develop their own style, enjoy the
process of making art and produce finished pieces to bring home.
Forms of art covered will include drawing, painting, printmaking,
construction and more. Games and group activities
will provide breaks throughout the day to give creative minds a rest.

The Details
No particular skill level is required but a keen interest in art and a
good attention span are expected. In order to have plenty of oneon-
one attention, maximum enrollment for the day is 10 students.
Qualified teacher, Sonia Morison, will co-ordinate and manage the

Where: Emerald Art Society, Church Street, Emerald
When: Thursday October 3rd 2019, 9am – 3.30pm
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
What to bring: art smock or old clothes, lunch, drink bottle

How do I sign up?
Contact Sonia Morison for further details.
0408 371 704


Big Fun Art DayBig Fun Art Day Details


Kenny Chan — Super Heroes Workshop

This workshop concentrates on drawing techniques, developing your characters and comic book illustrations. Suitable for beginners and for those with previous experience who want to hone their skills.

Kenny Chan is a registered teacher with the Victorian Institute of Education and has been running workshops for over 10 years. He is based in Melbourne and has had many bookings throughout Victoria and interstate, teaching the techniques of drawing in Manga Art, comic illustrations, and more recently Super Hero art.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, you need to contact Wendy by the 6th September 2019.
Ph: 0408 553325

DATE: Sunday 15th September 2019

TIME: 1pm – 4pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
SKILLS: All levels, incl. beginners, age 12+

COST: $45 Members; or $55 Non-members

Pay by Direct Deposit: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Acct Name: Emerald Arts Society
BSB No: 063 842 A/C No: 1003 6074
Please use ref: Your surname followed by SH — For example : JonesSH

BRING: Sketching paper, drawing pencils and erasers, and a black marker pen or texta.


Linocut: Concertina Book Workshop

In this hands on, small class workshop Trudy will introduce you to the bold printmaking process of linocut printmaking as well as how to make a concertina book.

Linocut printmaking and concertina book - by Trudy Rice
Linocut printmaking and concertina books by Trudy Rice,

Linocut is a non-toxic relief process. Be inspired over the weekend as you create a masterpiece from linoleum blocks.

Trudy has been teaching this medium for a number of years at Box Hill Institute of Visual Arts as well as from her studio.

DATE: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd September 2019

TIME: 10am–4pm each day
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $245 Members; or $275 Non-members (which includes Membership for 2019)

PROVIDED: Some materials, morning & afternoon tea
BRING: Own lunch and some materials (a list will be sent once you sign up). Also any images, specimens, photographs or sketches for inspiration.

SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

Australian Artist Trudy Rice has a deep connection to nature which creates an alliance that enables ease from eye to paper using the non-toxic print process of linocut printmaking; Her love and empathy for the natural environment enables her to engage the viewer directly through her delicate works on paper.
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Workshop: Landscapes In Watercolor

Having trouble painting convincing trees and showing depth in your landscapes?

Maxine will show you how to achieve this… with some small drawing and wash exercises first, followed by a more developed watercolour painting, selected from the images she will supply. With the Hans Heysen exhibition currently in Melbourne, we can all learn from his beautiful tree portraits.

Texture, Shape and Colour Values will be our focus, using the watercolour techniques of Wet In Wet, Drybrush and Lifting Off.

Maxine will also bring in some of her landscape paintings and drawings for you to view up close.

DATE: Saturday 29th June 2019
TIME: 10 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Members; $95 Non-members, (includes membership for 2019)
Direct debit to EAS, CBA BSB: 063842  ACCT: 10036074  Ref: your name

PROVIDED: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee, Maxine will provide subject matter.

  • Your lunch,
  • watercolour paints, brushes, palette,
  • pens & Blk Quink Ink (from Officeworks) and any other water soluble inks you have.
  • Paper: 300gsm medium surface cold pressed, A3 cut into 4.
  • Board to size & masking tape.
  • 2B pencil & tissues

SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

or phone GINA on 0400 598 059



Maxine Wade has led her own painting tours to Italy & France as well as teaching adults in a number of artists societies including EAS! She has also taught art in a number of state & private schools in SE Melbourne along with running a framing business in Emerald.


Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

In this workshop with Junko Azukawa, you will prepare your own ink then learn to make and use different sumi ink tones and brush techniques to create traditional Japanese Sumi ink painting on Washi paper made from the mulberry tree.

Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting by Junko Azukawa

You will learn to feel and capture the meaning of objects from nature with your interpretation then you will express the objects variously with the brush pressure, rhythm, tones and confidence in your strokes. You’ll not only learn brush stroke technique but also experience the whole process and understand yourself through your work.

DATE: Saturday 8th June 2019
TIME: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Members; $95 Non-members, (includes membership for 2019)
PAYMENT: Direct debit to EAS, CBA BSB: 063842, ACCT: 10036074, REF: your name
PROVIDED: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee, rice paper, ink and brushes.
BRING: Own materials if you wish
SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners


Junko Azukawa grew up in the Toyama region of Japan at the base of the central Japanese Alps. She started learning traditional Japanese calligraphy at the age of 5 and has experienced the vast possibilities that calligraphy and Japanese ink painting (Sumie) can express with just simple monotone brush strokes. Since becoming a resident of Melbourne she has brought her unique artistic talent and outlook to the Australian Art scene.


Gouache Painting — 4th May 2019

Miniature Flower Study — Gouache Painting — Workshop with artist Jo Reitze.
The session will give participants experience working in gouache (opaque watercolour) sometimes referred to as designer colour.

Gouache Painting by Jo Reitze
Gouache Painting by Jo Reitze

This is a forgiving medium and relies less on accidental effects than traditional watercolour. It is an ideal medium for travelling. The strong tonal contrasts of oil can be achieved without the mess as it is water-based. A post card sized flower study will be completed in the session.

Materials list will be supplied to you prior to the workshop.

Jo is an accomplished oil and gouache teacher who has recently been shortlisted for the Eastbourne Prize and a Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society and president of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. She coordinated art at Canterbury girls for twenty years. Once she retired she started the “Paint Your Garden” project. You can look at to find out more about her accomplishments.


DATE: Saturday 4th MAY 2019

TIME: 10am – 4pm

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: $60 Members or $95 Non-members (which includes 2019 membership)

PROVIDED: Morning & Afternoon tea

BRING: Your lunch, paints and brushes

SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

or phone GINA on 0400 598 059


Chinese Brush Painting

Learn the unique art of Chinese Brushpainting.
Discover brush strokes and techniques water,ink and colours on Xuan paper.
Brush Painting tradition is concerned with transporting the painter and viewer to a
peaceful place, hence its emphasis on flowers, trees, insects, small animals and other things
that signify nature.
A Chinese brush painting is never symmetrical;the negative space is a deliberate and
important consideration in the composition. There are multiple focal points and several
small focal elements to surprise and delight the viewer who comtemplates a work.
More Details:
SUN 31st MARCH 2019
TIME: 10am–1pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Membrs; $95 Non-members
PROVIDED: Materials, morning tea
BRING: Own lunch, sketches, photographs or
SKILLS: Open to beginners and all levels


or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

SUN 31st MARCH 2019

Echo Wu was born in Nanjing China and studied Chinese
Brush Painting, majoring in Flower and Bird style, in the
Fine Art Department of Nanjing University where she
became one of the most outstanding student ever taught
by Projessor Lu Yuezi. Echo has more than 10 years
experience teaching in Singapore & Australia.


2019 Workshops Details

Upcoming workshops in 2019

Dates and details: TBA


Workshops in the past have been run by ,June Barnett,  Agate Lelek , Max Wilks , Ross Paterson , Robert Wade , John Dudley , Barbara McManus , Do Noble , Lyn Mellady , Paul McDonald Smith , Sue Jarvis , Ev Hales , Malcolm Beattie , Charlie Tong , John Orlando Birt, Robert Knight, Ron Muller, Grace Paleg, Deborah Hildebrand and many others.