Intaglio Printmaking with Tetra Pak


Sunday 18 February | 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM


An intaglio technique was often used by artist Marilynn Webb and involves carving fine lines into linoleum and inking into the carved line to create prints.

In this hands-on introductory workshop led by printmaker Kyla Cresswell, you’ll learn this printmaking technique which has been adapted to re-use Tetra Pak containers whereby the Tetra Pak is scribed into to create a printing plate.

While Tetra Pak plates do breakdown over time, this is an interesting print process to make clever use of a readily available material in most homes. This process will use non-toxic and fume-free Akua ink.

All materials provided. This workshop is designed for adults, suitable for ages 14 and older.

Liquid paperboard containers, commonly known as Tetra Pak, are used to hold long-life milk, juices and alternative milks. Feel free to bring in your own washed containers to use in the workshop. To make washing the container easier, you can cut open the container, longways from each top corner to the bottom corner.

Kyla Cresswell is a printmaker based in Ōtepoti. As a student at the Dunedin School of Art, Kyla learned printmaking under Marilynn Webb. Kyla’s work explores the physical impact of the elements on the environment as well as the consequences of human occupation of the land. She has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan and Canada and her work is held in private and public collections around the world. In 2023 Kyla was awarded the William Hodges Fellowship, a 12-week residency, through the Southland Art Foundation.

10.15am – 1.15pm Sunday 18 February
DPAG Classroom
$20 per person, limited spaces, book here: Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking with Tetra Pak - Dunedin - Eventfinda 

[Images: courtesy of Kyla Cresswell]

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