Studio Print Workshop #2 with Simon Olding

This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please email Wild Island at if you’d like to be placed on a waiting list for future events.

Join Simon Olding for his second Large Format print workshop on location at his print studio using the archival Epson printers and Canson Infinity media.

This full day course will cover:

  • Printer models and ink types
  • Colour settings and printer colour management
  • Monitors and calibration
  • Paper types and selection
  • Image Sizing and resizing for print
  • Image optimization
  • Black & White printing
  • File preparation for print
  • Three stages of Sharpening for print
  • Printing through Photoshop
  • Printing through a Raster Image Processor (RIP)

All materials will be included and participants will have an opportunity to print a 20×24” image on their choice of media.

There will be morning and afternoon tea provided, and a break for lunch during the day. You can provide your own, or pop into any nearby cafe’s for a bite to eat.

Please bring along a cushion (our seats are a little hard for a 6-hour workshop), and a warm top as the studio can remain a little chilly at this time of the year.

Simon Olding runs a successful fine art printing business in Hobart where he prints for many of Tasmania’s top artists and photographers.

Limited to 10 people so book early to avoid missing out.

Botanical Inspiration – Printmaking Taster Workshop

Join Deborah Wace for a 4 hour introduction to Intaglio Printmaking – Drypoint and Monoprint techniques. Learn the process involved in creating a drypoint or monoprint image onto a plate, then print these using Deborah’s beautiful old etching press.

All materials will be supplied, including a range of botanical materials and a microscope, for reference and use. All you need to bring is your creativity, enthusiasm…. and an apron.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, and children over the age of 8 are also invited to attend. Afternoon tea will also be provided.

Come and delight in the simple mark making and produce your own original work. Bookings are limited to 10 attendees, so get in quickly to avoid missing out.

Morphology of Desire – Exhibition by Deborah Wace

Orchid Underworld, digital print from 6 drypoint intaglio prints


The cross species mirroring of form, and the lure for pollination, are the specialty of orchids; the symbiotic transfer of nutrient from fungus to root. Orchids are sensual, strange, finely attuned and  minutely adapted to their ecological niche.

Deborah Wace brings Tasmanian orchids up close and personal with large printed Intaglio Drypoint and Monoprint works, as well as botanical specimen arrangements and the display of her printmaking processes. Deborah’s passion and advocacy for wild habitat infuses her artwork and delights the senses.


View Entire Collection Here

Getting it down on paper – Fine art printing workshop with Simon Olding

SimonOlding-printerAn introduction to the processes and techniques used in the making of prints for the Peter Dombrovskis “Wild Vision” exhibition.

Simon Olding will use these prints as a case study to  discuss printers, inks, papers and colour management. A general discussion of print specific techniques such as sharpening and resolution will help those who print their own work to take their printing to the next level.

Suitable for photographers, printers, artists and anyone interested in Peter Dombrovskis’ work.

Simon Olding is recognised as one of Australia’s best fine art printers. His knowledge of printing processes, colour management and photography brings a tremendous insight into fine art printing.

Not to be missed…

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