As part of our commitment to the promotion of unique and quality hand made works, we offer a range of workshops across the mediums of Printmaking, Drawing and Bookbinding.
Our goal is to encourage the development of new skills and techniques within a friendly and supportive environment. Most of our workshops are designed for the beginner and the enthusiast, with some workshops offered as Master Classes with established artists.
Meet Super Hero 'Solander'
Wellington Zoo today announces that one of the newest arrivals at the Zoo, a male Jackson's Chameleon, has been named Solander.
The name was chosen by the Solander Gallery, who have donated ‘Panther Chameleon’ by Kelvin Mann, a beautiful Chameleon etching, to Wellington Zoo Trust Hero HQ in honour of the new arrival. Click here to read more
Events for 2013
Winter Workshops for 2013
Dates have been confirmed for the followingworkshops with further information to follow.
Drypoint & Chine-collé Printmaking with Alexis Neal: 16 June Join artist Alexis Neal to explore the most direct and simple of all 'etching' techniques using plastic plates and non-toxic inks. Alexis will introduce the addition of collaged japanese papers (Chine-collé) during the printing process to introduce colour. (Fully Booked)
Woodcut Printmaking with Vincent Drane: Sunday 4 August Solander Gallery Director/artist Vincent will introduce woodcut relief printmaking using both simple mdf and woodgrain-textured blocks. Vincent will cover designing for a woodcut, design transfer onto the block and cutting techniques to produce bold and powerful prints. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience. (6 places available)
Bookbinding with Lynn Taylor: Saturday 14 September
The intimate nature of a handmade book creates a special place for creative writing, narratives and recording personal thoughts. This one day workshop is designed for people interested in the introductory aspects of bookbinding. Participants will make two books using plain materials, giving you the skills to bind these styles in more exotic papers in the future. (3 places available)
Exposing for Tone Solarplate with Lynn Taylor: Sunday 15 September
This one day intensive workshop is suitable for printmakers who have worked with solar plate and Photoshop or a similar computer programme before. The workshop will be focusing on learning to evaluate digital positives for relief, graphic and tone results alongside experimenting and exploring possibilities. Participants will then go on to create two small plates and do some intaglio printing. (7 places available)
All workshops are $140.00 including all materials and equipment you will need for the day. Places are limited to a maximium of eight participants so booking is essential. A deposit of $70.00 is required to secure your place and can be paid by direct deposit or here in the gallery.
Workshops generally start at 9.30am and finish at 4.00pm.
Our workshops are designed for the complete beginner as well as the more experienced artist.
All workshops take place in the gallery which is an ideal setting to unleash your creativity. We suggest participants wear comfortable shoes and an apron suitable for use with inks.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to confirm your place.