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  • LINOCUT WORKSHOP decorative letters & type at Trafalgar artspace

     

    6th Jul 2018 – 6th Jul 2018

    Cut individual decorative alphabet letter blocks to form your name or another word. These will be printed on the day and can be hand coloured later. Great for baby names, artisan packaging, signs, anything where you need to create an individualised handmade font. Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+. Linocut tools and all materials included.

    10:00am - 3:30pm

    $110

    Bookings required by: 28/6/17 Book here


  • LINOCUT WORKSHOP cards & wrapping at Trafalgar artspace

     

    13th Jul 2018 – 13th Jul 2018

    Design and cut a small soft lino block to print onto cotton rag paper to create beautiful handprinted greeting cards that reflect your your own style. Perfect for Christmas, birthdays or Ramadan. We'll also be making a sheet of matching wrapping paper using the same block. This workshop is suitable for adults and youth 12+

    All materials and linocut tools included.

    10:00am - 3:30pm

    Cost: $110

    Booking required by 6/7/18

    Book here


About


Photo on 2014-12-09 at 11.15Who am I? I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from RMIT in 1988 (back when graphics was done on paper).

What do I do? I create graphic design for print, web and signage. I make linocut prints, and other illustrative works on paper. I love making visual things that communicate; I produce brochures, cards, book illustrations, CD covers, logos, signs and limited edition art prints.

Helen Timbury Resume PDF Download

It all started on 22 February in 1990 in the kitchen of a Genoa farmhouse in Far East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

The Design Desk was an old laminex table pushed against the window with a view of the Genoa River. I was freelancing, producing line illustrations of rainforest flora and fauna with my set of Rotring technical pens.

Today, my studio is an old garage at our Drouin home. My husband had converted this into a space for himself but after a while, when all my drawings and art materials were taking over the house, he gave up the space to me.

My studio in Drouin
My studio in Drouin

Follow me on Instagram…

  • When you buy a big print from my website its
    When you buy a big print from my website it's delivered free in a tube. When you buy a small print from my website it's delivered in a flat package, also free in Oz. I offer free postage all over this wide brown land ( ahem, Australia). I do ship overseas, enquiries welcome. Hop on to my website for a Sunday evening browse, link in bio
  • This print makes me ache! Its too big for my
    This print makes me ache! It's too big for my little press so is hand pulled. I'm using sturdy BFK Rives 250gsm paper, so quite a bit of pressure is needed through my arms and hands with my grandmother's spoon as a baren. This is a detail of my Indigenous Psychedelia print. You can see the finished one in my shop, link in bio
  • New little echidna canvas for a small exhibition with Karin
    New little echidna canvas for a small exhibition with Karin Ryan opening this Sunday 2pm at Meeniyan. All welcome . The lovely woodfired planter is by  @susan .acheson
  • Print wall! I attended a workshop in a great studio
    Print wall! I attended a workshop in a great studio in a metal shed hidden deep in a whipstock eucalpt forest near Bendigo. Led by  @heathershimmen  much valuable learning was imparted over the weekend. My photo shows our wet prints attached by magnets to the shed wall. The sun warmed the metal outside and the prints dried quickly. Thank you Heather for a wonderful workshop.  #littlethings   #motherofinvention   #shedstudio   #arnoldstreetgallery   #linocutworkshop   #marong   #bendigo 
  • Im not known for selfies but captured myself in this
    I'm not known for selfies but captured myself in this intriguing set of shadows in the 5pm sun creeping under our back verandah
  • The chance to muck around another print I made at
    The chance to muck around: another print I made at last weekends'  @heathershimmen  Marong workshop.
  • Ive loved making cards since childhood My linocut cards workshop
    I've loved making cards since childhood. My linocut cards workshop is open for bookings so you can learn to make your own. A fun day at Trafalgar, July 13, details on website, link in bio
  • Want to learn linocut? These metal stencils will be used
    Want to learn linocut? These metal stencils will be used at my decorative letters and type lino workshop. This one day workshop runs July 6 in school holidays. Details on the website, link in bio
  • Another one of my little 8x8 canvases posing before some
    Another one of my little 8x8 canvases posing before some of my favourite books in the studio
  • Rough idea for a new print Created with permanent marker
    Rough idea for a new print. Created with permanent marker, ink and the very handy  #papermatecorrectionpen 
  • Besides being cute Indigenous animals wombats are known for breaking
    Besides being cute Indigenous animals, wombats are known for breaking into tents and stealing food at a popular Victorian tourist destination not far from where I live. So is it the perfect icon to represent the printmaking side of my business? As things go, I didn't plan to use this little animal. The small wombat block was part of a linocut illustration for a CD cover. It gained popularity and notoriety when I began using it to demonstrate printing at open studios. Now it features on my back of picture labels and postage sender labels. It's also printed large on
  • Karin Ryan and I at our exhibition opening Weve known
    Karin Ryan and I at our exhibition opening. We've known each other for years but this the first time we've shared an exhibition. We both sold some work today which was lovely. Thank you to Sara for the photo.

Recent Updates


Artist talk at Warragul Library
6pm
Wed 26 November
Warragul Library
Phone 5622 2848
I will be chatting about my artistic journey, my inspirations and demonstrating the printmaking process.
Light refreshments provided. Suitable for all ages. Bookings essential: www.wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au
For more info www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au

Shop


Free shipping1000x400My online shop is open.

And there are more items on the way (promise).

In the meantime, contact me and I will be happy to help you

I am now able to offer free shipping anywhere in Australia
Overseas clients please contact me about shipping options

 


Classes


Lino workshops for 2018

Just released!: one-day workshops. There are 4 for the 2018 year, all during April and July Victorian school holidays. Join my mailing list to be kept informed of my latest workshop dates.

LINOCUT WORKSHOP – big hairy things, Thursday April 5th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Mysia War Memorial School,Cost: $90 + supply own linocut tools, Bookings required by: 1/4/18

Carve a huge 40x60cm lino block as  a one-off sculptural piece. It’s your chance to create your own wild hairy creature or textured abstract piece using repetitive cutting. The emphasis will be on cutting and shaping the block, with one print on tissue paper and your plate to take home. This is a school holidays workshop suitable for adults and youth 12+. BOOK HERE

LINOCUT WORKSHOP – graphic prints, Friday April 13th 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2 Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $90 + supply own linocut tools, Bookings required by: 6/4/18

Explore the bold and graphic nature of lino block printing. Learn how to prepare the lino block, cut an image, prepare paper and print a limited edition. Students will leave with knowledge on materials, suppliers, local print workshops. Printing with and without the use of a press will also be covered. Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+. BOOK HERE

LINOCUT WORKSHOP – decorative letters & type, Friday July 6th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2, Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $110 linocut tools included, Bookings required by: 28/6/17

Cut individual decorative alphabet letter blocks to form your name or another word. These will be printed on the day and can be hand coloured later. Great for baby names, artisan packaging, signs, anything where you need to create an individualised handmade font. Workshop suitable for adults and youth 16+. BOOK HERE

LINOCUT WORKSHOP – cards & wrapping, Friday July 13th, 2018, 10am – 3.30pm, Trafalgar Artspace 2, Railway Station, Trafalgar, Cost: $110 linocut tools included

Bookings required by: 6/7/17

Design and cut a small soft lino block to print onto cotton rag paper to create beautiful handprinted greeting cards that reflect your your own style. Perfect for Christmas, birthdays or Ramadan. We’ll also be making a sheet of matching wrapping paper using the same block. This workshop is suitable for adults and youth 12+.BOOK HERE

 

Learn linocut in the studio, 1-3 people

By appointment, I hold intensive one-day workshops in the studio for up to three people. In the supported environment of the studio get help with ongoing projects or learn from scratch. I give hands-on advice on design, cutting, papers, printing with or without a press. These flexible learning days are great for art students, and teachers. ABN tax invoice available for personal learning days.

All materials and workshop notes supplied.

BYO lunch or grab some eats and coffee from Albert’s Kitchen just across the road.

10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost per day: $200 (one person or up to 3 people)

Available most weekdays. Please phone to arrange a day that suits you :
Phone – 03 5625 1999
Mobile – 04 0852 7943
or use the contact form.

Helen Timbury Linocut
Helen Timbury Linocut
Helen Timbury working in Drouin Studio 2015
Draughting the design: diamond doves