THE only rule at the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop is no white pants are to be worn inside.
Only one thing is for sure - as a printmaker, you will definitely get dirty at some point.
The 80-member printmakers community in Adamstown are a dedicated bunch of aspiring and local artists who are trying to preserve traditional printmaker techniques.
Throwing the workshop's doors open for one day only, the space is set to transform into a vibrant celebration of interactive learning opportunities for people in the community looking to dabble in the "old-fashioned" techniques of printing.
Workshop member and professional artist Amanda Donohue has been printing full-time for 15 years, as well as maintaining a full-time career in another field.
Her passion for the industry has increased over the years and she will exhibit her latest work at Studio 48 in Lambton as part of the From The Land exhibition.
"The best thing about printmaking is taking a single image and manipulating it so many times," she said.
"It is also great to explore themes in a group, creating many different versions and interpretations.
"There are so many possibilities and experiments to be had.
"There is a really great community spirit in the studio, it is important we keep it going."
■ Newcastle Printmakers Workshop will be open this Saturday, March 16 at 27 Popran Road, Adamstown from 11am to 3pm.