Indulging your creative senses beside a warm fireplace and learning the art of printmaking is a genuine soul-fulfilling winter experience. Francesco (Frankie) Geronazzo studied fine arts in the printmaking epicentre – Bologna in Italy.
He’s skilled in all things from etching, lino printing, silk screening, and wood cuts but will start beginners off with mono-printing from a gelli plate, experimenting with colours and shapes naturally found in the Margaret River bushland.
The process is relaxing and fun – and leaving with some artwork you can frame up or turn into gift cards is a pretty satisfying outcome. Clearly an Italian with a love for the finer things, Frankie offers wine and snacks with the experience.
His passion for nature is shared through the elements and materials he uses in the lesson – and he can even show you how to produce pigments from tree bark, and create your own etching tools from sticks and rope. It’s an all-round comforting and inspirational experience. Course times vary so by appointment is best.