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Discovering Creativity - Printing with Light Workshop

Discovering Creativity - Printing with Light Workshop

Regular price $382.50
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On Campus
20 Aug - 10 Sep 2024 (Tue)
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn the art of photographic cyanotypes and salt printing and discover the exciting world of using UV light to create hand-made, original prints with found objects from your personal collections.

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Course Details

Course Program: Term 3 2024

Start Date: 20 August 2024

End Date: 10 September 2024

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Number of classes: 4

Discipline: Printmaking

Lecturer: Annabella La Spina

Age: 16 years and over

Level: Beginner

Location: National Art School

Course Overview

Printing with Light explores the diverse and exciting world of using UV light to create hand-made images, with found objects and photo negatives. Learn about the photographic printmaking techniques of cyanotypes and salt printing, and the process of toning the prints using surprising items you can find in your own pantry. You will experience working in a photographic darkroom to create highly original prints on paper that vary in colour and style. Bring a collection of your own personal objects to incorporate into a series of beautiful, unique artworks.

Lecturer Profile

Bella La Spina is a contemporary printmaker practicing on Gadigal and Kuringai Land. Primarily working with found and archival imagery, her practice expands across the mediums of printmaking, photomedia and sculpture to create assemblages that explore themes of memory, history, erasure and haunting. Bella graduated from the National Art School in 2023 with an MFA in Printmaking and has since taught various workshops in print media. Her works are held nationally and internationally including in the Arts Law Centre of Australia collection and the National Art School Archive. Her works have been shown in various exhibitions including SELECTED: a Photography and Printmaking exhibition curated by Andrew Totman at CBD Gallery in Sydney and Disruption: Discourse and Exchange at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok, Thailand. With recent funding provided by the Northern Beaches Council, Bella will be undertaking a place-based investigation into the iconic Spit Bridge, Mosman, for the early part of 2024. She will also be exhibiting in her first solo exhibition at Dominik Mersch Gallery in August of 2024.

Art Materials

Students must supply their own art materials, please refer to the list below.

  • Found objects e.g. leaves, flowers, plants, sheer fabrics, photographic negatives etc.
  • 1 sheet of watercolour paper – 56 x 76cm, Arches or Fabriano brands
  • Optional: Natural fibre fabrics e.g. linen, cotton, no larger than 8x10 inches
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Protective clothing e.g. apron, overshirt

Enclosed footwear is essential.


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers:

    Phone: +61 2 9247 9979


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies Website 

    In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

    Protective clothing and covered footwear essential