Amanda Donohue is a printmaker with twenty years’ experience having studied at Sydney College of the Arts and the College of Fine Art. She has a life-time love of fabrics. In her workshops Amanda models her passion as she teaches linocut, etching, fabric printing and eco dyeing.
In Amanda’s workshops students learn about the immediacy of linocut relief printing, block printing creating beauty on fabric and the amazing alchemy of etching. Amanda draws upon the many years of tradition behind these art forms while taking the time to create items which are hands on and tactile. Recently Amanda has been selected for the Manly Library Artists’ Book Award, was a finalist in the Silk Cut Award and her work is included in the Albury Regional Gallery collection.
In Amanda’s focus for workshops at Easel Art Space are:
Lino - Linocut printing is a technique where a negative image is cut into the lino block. Learn about positive and negative cutting, ink up the lino block and print by hand onto a range of different papers.
Lino – reduction printing. Extend the knowledge of lino printing to create a multi coloured print using a single lino block. Not for the faint hearted.
Block printing onto fabric. Use linos created in previous courses, combined with others supplied by the tutor, to print textiles.
Drypoint - Learn how to create dry point plates and develop an understanding of the intaglio print process. Create an image and print using a small portable press.