Drypoint printmaking workshops

30 September - 10 October 2019 - Maker Workshop

Printmaker Bridget Allen will teach children/youths aged from 8 to 18-years-old the basics of drypoint printmaking using The Arts Centre buildings (week one) or portrait (week two) photographs brought from home as inspiration.

Drypoint printing is a basic form of intaglio printmaking, where a sharp implement is used to scratch marks into a flat surface. These marks are then filled with printing ink and paper is placed over the image before it is pulled through a printing press to transfer the image onto the paper.

Things might get messy in these workshops, so please bring art clothes or an apron.

Bookings are essential and non-refundable.

Workshop details:

  • Monday 30 September, 10.00am to 11.30am – buildings
  • Wednesday 2 October, 1.00pm to 2.30pm – buildings
  • Wednesday 9 October, 12.30pm to 2.00pm – portraits
  • Thursday 10 October, 10.00am to 11.30am – portraits

Please note: A caregiver is required to sign each child/youth in and out of the workshop.

Ages: 8+

Bookings: Required and non-refundable

Dates: Monday 30 September, Wednesday 2, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 October 2019

Times: Various

Venue: Maker Workshop, School of Art building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 1 Hereford Street, Christchurch


Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.