DATE & TIME: Wed & school holidays
LOCATION: QG&W mezzanine art studio
COST per person*: $425 (1pp), $319 (2pp), $283 (3pp)


Allow professional artist, printer and qualified art teacher, Joel Wolter to guide you through, either a single or combined focus on General Drawing, Printmaking and/or Professional Development.

No matter what your level, age or experience with the arts, Joel will guide you accordingly and help you achieve your desired creative outcome.


Joel will use various drawing materials and papers and teach the essentials of observation, light and shadow as well as perspective which enable you to develop a greater understanding of how to draw an object. For those with experience, Joel will set more complex tasks to help progress your skill.

Initially working directly from compositional arrangements inside QG&W’s studio, you will have the option to steer the workshop perhaps venturing further into landscape. The workshop will cover traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing and Joel will also reference artwork to demonstrate and encourage your personal expression.


Explore the techniques of drypoint and etching – two mediums that Joel has extensive experience with in his professional practice. You will have the chance to experience first hand what the techniques entail by exploring the tools, materials and print methods as well as see Joel demonstrate his own personal printmaking tips and techniques. You will be able to steer the workshop in the way you wish, choosing which medium to focus on to create some prints.

Professional Development

Joel has extensive professional experience as a local secondary teacher. He understands what is required to enhance creative skill and can certainly help with specific requirements.

The workshop is ideal if you:

  • want to develop your art practice, drawing or printmaking
  • would like professional development
  • feel like doing something creative that does not involve digital input
  • have no experience but want to spend time with someone experience and ‘have a go’
  • would like to try something new or different

Participants can expect to:

  • experiment with a vast range of materials
  • hear/watch Joel demonstrate his personal approaches
  • gain a good understanding of their chosen subject and associated materials, and tools
  • learn about costs involved to further explore their subject

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: All levels and experience.
INCLUDED: Tea, Butchers paper, drawing materials, tarlatan, use of tools, 1 small copper plate OR 1 x piece of lino, 2 plastic plates, 8 sheets of paper for printing, black ink, private use of the access studio.
NOT INCLUDED: Coffee (gold coin donation), drawing journal, accommodation and food. Plenty of food choice in Queenscliff.
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: Athelstane, Clydesville, Queenscliff and Coastal Holidays, Ruby’s, Seaview, Vue Grand.

Participants must wear protective footwear. Please bring an apron.

If you’re thinking about this custom workshop, please contact us

When making a booking you may pay in full to secure your place for this workshop. Email us for direct debit details or call 03 4202 0942 for phone payments. Invoices will be provided on arrival upon request. Payments will be refunded if the class is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, you must notify us at least two weeks prior to the workshop date. The cancellation fee is $100.


  • Shared kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Tea, milk, sugar, juice
  • Toilet
  • No disability access
  • One flight of stairs
  • Stairs to enter the premises
  • Access to art books
  • Free street parking

∗ Bring a friend to receive half price on the second booking

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