Legendary artist Stanley Palmer’s scenes, portray New Zealand coastlines with themes of colonisation, conservation, humanity, and the land.
In this 2-day printing workshop, we'll be introduced to Palmer's unique method of bamboo engraving to create our own small print series inspired by a site visit to French Bay.
Tutor Ray Stoddard will guide us through a series of outdoor observational drawings, sharing how to best capture the bay's natural beauty and engage with the environment around us. This visual recording will be intertwined with Ray's storytelling and knowledge of the area.
Our sketches will then be transferred onto a hand-made unique bamboo sheath plate to produce our imagery using water-based ink and a printing press.