This is an opportunity to attend a Drypoint printmaking workshop at the internationally renowned Caversham Press. The Press was established in 1985 and was the first independent collaborative printmaking studio of its kind in South Africa. Over the years The Press has worked with local and international artists, the likes of William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Deborah Bell, Helen Sebidi, David Koloane to name just a few.

Under the guidance of the founding Director and master printer, Malcolm Christian, you will have an opportunity to have a hands-on experience of the processes of Intaglio Drypoint. Malcolm was a lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking at Wits University and The University of KwaZulu Natal before establishing the Press.

Drypoint is a traditional intaglio technique that results in images made by scoring directly into the surface of the plate, producing a rich vigorous expressive mark. This can be used in conjunction with collage through chine collé, a process of gluing paper elements onto the printing paper prior to the plate and paper passing through the press.

Included are all materials needed to produce a number of prints. Each participant will be provided with a polycarbon Drypoint plate (165mm x 125mm) and paper.

Participants are encouraged to bring source, drawing and watercolour materials along with any chine collé materials that they may wish to use.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

Numbers are limited.

The workshop is run over either 1 or 2 days from 9 am to 4pm.


If you would like to attend one of these workshops go to our What's On page to see when the next workshop is scheduled for.


If you are from out of the area and require accommodation when attending a workshop, or should you just wish to make a getaway from it we have put together a list of some of our neighboring establishments for accommodation and dining.