Union St Printmakers
Simone Tippett started casual printmaking classes at Union St Studios in 2009. She is passionate about anything printmaking… And has a longstanding love of watery surfaces and the colour blue. She is a member of Well Made, the SA contact for Enjay Presses and on the Boards of Guildhouse and the Print Council of Australia.

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Casual Saturday Classes
Low-toxic intaglio processes - drypoint, monoprinting, etching, chine colle, collagraphs, waterless lithography, cyanotypes and gelli plates
Relief processes - woodcuts, lino printing, engraving, collagraphs and relief photopolymer

Most Saturdays
10am-1pm - intaglio processes $35
1.30pm-4.30pm - relief processes $35

The casual printmaking classes are small, 4-10 students, which is ideal for beginners or experimenting with different techniques. Everyone has different levels of skill so it’s no matter whether you are a beginner or more experienced.

Screenprinting Intensives
Due to popular demand, Simone runs full-day intensives in beginners screenprinting & stencilling – everything you need to know to set up a basic screenprinting station at home. The intensives are restricted to 2-3 students in order to cover a lot of ground. Cost: $130 workshop & $30 materials fee. Bookings in advance.

Most Tuesdays - 9am-4pm - by prior arrangement.

Other Intensives

Simone also runs Tuesday intensives in other processes according to demand...lino printing, t-shirt printing, drypoint, monoprinting, etching, chine colle, collagraphs, waterless lithography, gelli plates, relief photpolymer, wood engraving, woodcuts, letterpress, etc. Class sizes and fees vary according to technique. For further information email Simone.

Casual Evening Classes

Evenings on demand - 6-9pm - all processes - minimum group size 4 people. For further information email Simone.
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If you would like more information, or if you would like to join one of our classes, please contact Simone by text or email. It would be lovely to have you in our group ☺

Please note: Attendance at all classes – casual classes and intensives – is always by prior arrangement.

Image examples:, click Albums, and choose the technique of your choice.

July 2016: Australia's pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale is themed 'The Pool'. Simone is very chuffed to be the page 47 girl of the beautiful publication that accompanies the exhibition. See here for a PDF and here for more information, podcasts from other contributors here and to purchase the book here.

Simone regular curates group printmaking exhibitions and co-ordinates a monthly e-newsletter of all things printmaking in South Australia. Contact her at for more information, or subscribe here.

Simone Tippett

Renate Nisi

Renate Nisi started Union St Studios in 2006. She runs regular weekly classes in drawing, painting and sculpture. Click here to find out more about Renate’s classes or to get in touch with her. Renate is a sculptor, drawer and painter.

Union St Studios
2 Union St, Stepney, South Australia

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