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2 day Laser-cut printmaking intensive 16+yrs

Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Thursday 16 November from 10:30am to 1:30pm Thursday 23 November from 10:30am to 1:30pm


Concession: $64.00Full Price : $80.00

Create a laser-cut wood block and print your image on our printmaking press to create a unique, editioned print.

Led by experienced facilitators across 2 of the City of Sydney’s purpose-built creative studios, this short course is a great introduction to laser-cut printmaking for fine art applications.

Over 2 Thursdays in November, you’ll be guided to prepare and print a laser-cut wood block.

Day 1 (16 November) Work in the Darling Square Library Makerspace to learn how to prepare your image and cut your wood block using our state-of-the-art Trotec laser cutter.

Day 2 (23 November) Regroup in the Pine Street printmaking studio to print your laser cut block onto professional quality printmaking paper.

What you’ll learn

  • Basic digital design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • An introduction to processes such as photo editing, retouching and filters to prepare your image for laser-cutting  

  • Basic laser-cutting skills

  • Basic printmaking skills

What you’ll take home

  • Professional laser cut printing plate (up to a maximum size of 15cm x 20cm)

  • Your own editioned print on artist quality printmaking paper


  • Cost: $80 full / $64 concession per person

  • Bookings and class limited – bookings are essential

  • Suitable for ages 16+

  • Experience level: beginner workshop with no required knowledge

  • Wear enclosed shoes and no loose-fitting clothing or jewellery

Suitable for complete beginners, full instruction provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

More information

Eligibility for concession price: the ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW pensioner, senior or full-time student card. Valid proof of concession to be shown in advance or in person at the workshop. If valid proof of concession is not provided, the full rate will be required to be paid.

Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days before the date of the workshop. Cancellations made within 7 days of the course starting will not be refunded. See terms and conditions here 

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs please contact Christie Torrington, Makerspace Programs Coordinator on 9265 9333 or

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