Art of Engraving Workshop - Artists Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit created their paintings and drawings on the shores and off the coasts of Australia. They captured some of the first European portraits of Aboriginal people, and some of the first views of Australian animals and landscapes. More than 1,500 of their original artworks are preserved at the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, France. When the voyagers returned, the drawings were worked up into images that were engraved into copper plates, hand coloured and published in the official voyage account.
This one day workshop will teach participants to prepare and print copper plates using traditional and contemporary drypoint techniques. Participants will take home a completed copper plate and several finished prints.
The workshop is suitable for beginners, students and teachers. No previous experience is required.
Saturday 8 October 10.30am - 3.30pm. Workshops will be facilitated by artist Lorelei Medcalf.
Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon tea.
Adults $140, Concession $110, (maximum 10 participants per workshop). Price includes entry to The Art of Science exhibition and materials.
Participants are required to bring dishwashing gloves, an apron or old shirt, pencil, sketchbook or notebook and wear closed in shoes.
For bookings and further information please contact the South Australian Maritime Museum on 08 8207 6255.
The workshop space is located upstairs in the heritage listed Henry Weman Building. We regret that disabled access is not available to this space.
South Australian Maritime Museum is located at 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide.
Lorelei Medcalf is an Adelaide based illustrator and artist. Her great love is making prints, from large steel plate etchings, to tiny monoprints and intricate engravings. Birds, nature and the Fleurieu coastline feature prominently in her recent work.