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Laser cut printmaking from the archives 16+yrs

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

Wednesday 1 May from 10:30am to 1:30pm


Full Cost : $40.00Concession: $33.00

This event is offered as part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2024. The theme for the festival is ‘Connections.’ Take this opportunity to connect with the City Archives’ vast collection of historical images. Then connect with your creativity to produce a masterpiece!  

Led by experienced facilitators in the Darling Square Library makerspace, this workshop is a great introduction to laser-cut printmaking and the City of Sydney Archives.

You’ll be guided through how to access historical images from the City Archives to make a laser-cut etching plate. Once you’re happy with your final design, we’ll help you print it on our small press. You’ll receive your etching and print during the class or by mail after the class.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to access photographs in the City of Sydney Archives

  • Preparing your images for print using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (no prior experience necessary)

  • Basic laser cutting and printmaking skills

What you’ll take home:

  • 1 professional laser cutting of your image and a print on printmaking paper. Designs are laser cut up to a maximum size of 15cm x 10cm.

  • If your design is not ready by the end of the workshop, we will mail it to you.


  • Cost: $40.00 full price / $33.00 concession

  • Small and intimate class size – 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

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.

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