Journal — 05.06.2023

Tetra Pak Printmaking workshop at Maker Faire Vienna

I hosted a Tetra Pak printmaking workshop at the Maker Faire Vienna event on 4.6.2023.

This article is about printmaking, tetra pak, intaglio, workshop, vienna

This weekend I took a short trip to Vienna with my family, as I was hosting a 1-hour workshop about the tetra pak intaglio technique at the Vienna Maker Faire 2023.

We used pieces of milk cartons as the printing plate, and a pasta machine in lieu of a printing press.

As it was a drop-in workshop, I wasn't sure if somebody would turn up, but a few curious people did join, and to my surprise, most of the participants were children. It was my first time doing a workshop with kids, but it was so fun to see how they came along with the technique, and how they successfully made their own prints. Perhaps this lights the spark in some of them to try out some more printmaking techniques.

The pasta machine also caught the attention of passers-by, who stopped to ask questions.

Both the attendees and the Maker Faire crew were lovely and we had a blast checking out robots and all kinds of cool stuff.

I was super busy and had inky fingers so I didn't get to take pictures of the session! But here's a fun fact: my printmaking studio fits in a suitcase ;).

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