A print workshop at the Franklin Arts Centre has been a resounding success.
The workshop focused on the medium of print after queries from local artists who wanted to pick up a new skill.
The centre's New Zealand Steel Gallery decided to run a workshop to teach people interested in printmaking after the upcoming Franklin Arts Festival created a new print category.
Centre manager Suzette van Dorsser says the workshop was "just in time for those students to then be able to use those skills to create entries for the festival".
Talented local printmaker, artist and high school teacher Esther Hansen was brought in to run this month's workshop.
Ms Hansen has won many awards at previous Franklin Arts Festivals by fitting her print work into the painting category.
But organisers say she's delighted now to be able to enter a category that relates specifically to prints.
The Franklin Arts Centre is looking at more workshops to ensure local artists can improve and learn new skills.
The next workshop at the centre will be given by painters Susan Ewen and Mark Dawson.
Anyone interested in attending can contact the gallery on 238 8899 or email email@example.com to register interest or enrol.
Classes are filling up quickly.
Tickets for the Franklin Arts Festival Gala Opening on August 31 are $25 and on sale at the Franklin Arts Centre.
The festival runs from September 1-10.
Inquiries about the festival can be sent to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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