Tutor: Rafael Butron

Day & Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:00pm

9 Week Term 

Cost: $350


This course introduces the method of Mono printing, using  metal plate and acetate in order to create a series of prints that explore this direct and immediate method. Suitable for beginners and those with experience in Painting and Printmaking this course allows the participant to work to their own pace with close supervision.


Mono printmaking is a direct and accessible technique which uses paint in order to create a unique work of art on Paper. It is believed to be widely used during the impressionist era as the artist experimented with the popularized method of Print.


This process simply uses a brush and other experimental tools to apply paint/ink onto the surface, creating a painting in which the a paper is laid on top and pressure is applied to produce a print.


Artists such as Edgar Degas, Bonnard, Matisse and Picasso used this technique to allow a free form of painting to attain an image which can be repeated. 


This non toxic course uses no harmful chemicals such as acids or solvents. Traditional techniques will be explored as well as new and innovative approaches to the medium.


This course provides students with the techniques to create a print with minimal materials using an intaglio press.

Introduction to Monoprinting with Rafael Butron, TUESDAYS 6:30pm- 9:00pm

  • Fine Art Printing Paper eg Arches, Rives BFK approx. $9, Hahnemuhle $7.30, Approx 250gsm) - 56 x 76cm

    Dry point needle (Student grade wooden handle $3.35)

    Copper or Zinc Plate (15x20cm $9.45 / 15 x 30 cm $14.15)

    Acetate aka Plastic Dry point etching plate (19 x 25 cm $1.85 / 25 x 38 cm $3.35)

    Paint Oil or Acrylic  (must also purchase a retarder for Acrylic paint)

    Ink - if you prefer a specific type. (Gamblin or Charbonnelle)

    An image to use, may be a drawing, photocopy or other.

    Hercules Tough Task Nitrile disposable gloves 75 pk (purchased from Woolworths $9.50 each pk)

    Apron (Apollo) $17.75

    The Centre will provide:

    Some Inks Oil Based Intaglio

    Cleaning material / Rags

    Press and Storage


    It is IMPERATIVE to wear enclosed shoes, long trousers, long sleeved shirt while working within the workshop.


    For Art Materials

    The Art Scene

    914 Victoria Road West Ryde

    Ph. 98076900

  • Please choose carefully as course fees are non-refundable.

    Refunds of course fees will only be given if the course is cancelled or a place is not available in the course.Full payment must be made prior to commencement of the course.


    Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios cannot accept responsibility for changes to students' personal circumstances that prevent attendance.Classes missed are the student’s responsibility and are non-refundable. Students are not entitled to a discount or ‘make-up’ class if they miss a class in any course or classes that they have enrolled in. If a student is aware that he or she cannot attend the full term at the time of enrolment, the organisation is happy to offer pro-rata fees.

    Terms and Conditions

    You can enrol online or through the office at 164 Longueville road, via phone or in person. Payment in full will confirm your enrolment and is required before commencing the term/workshop. You can pay online, or over the phone with Visa or MasterCard , or at the office with EFTPOS or cash during business hours between 10am-4.30pm.


    Gallery Lane Cove + Creative studios reserves the right to amend any class, tutor or schedule. In such circumstances, we will endeavour to provide a substitute class or tutor. Should a class have to be cancelled due to insufficient enrolments, any student enrolled in that class will be contacted and an alternative class or refund arranged. Minimum enrolments are required for all courses. Students are requested to confirm enrolment with payment in full by the due date.



Gallery Lane Cove

164 Longueville Road,

Lane Cove NSW 2066



Gallery Lane Cove

PO Box 4083

Lane Cove NSW 1595 



61 (2) 9428 4898

Please note: We currently do not have access to our phone line. Please send all queries via email to


Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm

Saturdays 10am - 2.30pm

Closed Public Holidays


Gallery Lane Cove is a Lane Cove Council facility managed by Centrehouse Inc.

We acknowledge the Cameraygal people as traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Gallery Lane Cove is situated, and we extend our respects to all
First Nations people.




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