Gallery Lane Cove

164 Longueville Road,

Lane Cove NSW 2066




Gallery Lane Cove

PO Box 4083

Lane Cove NSW 1595



61 (2) 9428 4898


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 soverign custodians of the land on which Gallery Lane Cove is situated, and we extend our respects to all First Nations people




© 2013 by Gallery Lane Cove.

Three method  Printing  - Course Outline


This course introduces three methods of printmaking, Monotype, Relief and Intaglio. Each technique uses a different materials such as metal, wood and plastic to explore various approaches to the creation of a print including metal plate, linoleum and Solar Plate.


Suitable for beginners and those with experience this course allows the participant to work at their own pace with close supervision.

Monotype printmaking is a direct and accessible technique used by artists like Edgar Degas. Linocuts were used by the Expressionists to create bold and expressive images while Solar plates, a 20th century creation were used specifically for the Print media in the printing of large runs for newspapers though now are used by contemporary artists to create works of art.


These processes enable the student to create a range of works from a painterly drawing effect, bold graphic image to photographic representations. Artists such as Degas, Picasso to Jim Dine used a variety of techniques to allow a free form of printmaking in the creation of an image. 


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.





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)

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

Brushes (Flat to Round and different sizes)

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 ink for the course

Inks Water based / Oil Based

Cleaning material / Rags

Tarlatan / Muslin / Book cloth

Zinc Plate 

Acetate  aka Plastic Dry point etching plate.

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

Three Methods of Printmaking with Rafael Butron, WEDNESDAYS 6:30-9:00pm