TEACHER: Anita Iacovella
DAYS & TIMES: Fridays 10:00am – 4pm* OR Saturdays 10am – 4pm
LOCATION: QG&W mezzanine and print studios
COST per person*: $475 (1pp), $356 (2pp), $317 (3pp)


Anita Iacovella is a professional artist and lectures in printmaking and drawing at The Gordon TAFE part-time – a position she has held for the past 19 years. Anita is very well known for her monoprint/monotype technique and is a brilliant facilitator.

With Anita‘s 1:1 workshop, you can expect to explore contemporary and painterly approaches and create many unique works on paper grasping a thorough understanding of Mono printing.

Anita gets hands on sharing her personal techniques and her wealth of experience. Initially running through the history of Mono printing and taking you through basic tasks so you understand the differences between monoprint and monotype, Anita will then progress you through more complex contemporary & traditional mono techniques.

There are no limitations to Mono printing and creating unique state works. You are welcome to steer the workshop by bringing along papers, previous work, textured items and set your agenda, or allow Anita to tap into your pace, your level and your creativity to help you produce a small suite of prints in a variety techniques by the end of the day.

  • Direct Drawing (drawing from still life)
  • Subtractive and gestural Mark making
  • Additive applications (adding organic materials or stencils to the ink surface)
  • Discuss ink mixing, papers, plates preparation setting up the press etc.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: All levels and experience
INCLUDED: Tea, most materials.
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.

*Anita leaves at 4pm during the Friday session but participants have access to the studio until 4pm with Theo helping if need be.

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


  • 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

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