Intro To Printmaking - Drypoint Etching


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Caroline Lyme Park Drypoint Workshop Jan 16

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A Lucy Gell drypoint etching shown at a printmaking workshop
A Lucy Gell drypoint etching shown at a printmaking workshop

Discover intaglio printing with this direct, beautiful printmaking technique. Drypoint etching printmaking is an intaglio print process using acrylic sheets, aluminium or silver card. This inexpensive, direct and beautiful printmaking technique can produce simple, strong images with emphasis on the texture and quality of line. The intaglio process is when the ink is held in the contours and grooves of the surface of the plate.


Drypoint Etching Printmaking Workshop Course Content

1. Introduction to Drypoint etching using acrylic sheets and silver card. Explaining the two different processes with a short demonstration which will include preparing a plate, inking and printing it on the etching press.


2. Explore the different ways of mark making using various tools and methods of creating texture and line.


3. Work on plates to prepare for inking and printing. Experiment with different ways of inking and cleaning of the plate to achieve the desired effect.


4. Ink and print multiple prints within time of workshop.

Images can be printed up to A4 in size, due to size of etching press.

All materials are included in the course, including ink and paper.

Please bring found images or drawings to work from. Sample images will also be available.

Individual 1-1 Drypoint Etching Printmaking Workshop

Designing an image at a drypoint etching printmaking workshop
Designing an image at a drypoint etching printmaking workshop

Individual drypoint etching printmaking workshops on a 1-1 basis are available throughout the year at times to suit you. Prices start from £30 for an midweek evening workshop through to £80 for a weekend, full-day workshop. Click here to see the options available and to purchase a workshop voucher. Once a voucher has been purchased Lucy will contact you to arrange a workshop at your convenience. Workshops will take place in New Mills, Derbyshire.


Group Drypoint Etching Printmaking Workshop

Designing an image at a drypoint etching printmaking workshop
A group drypoint etching printmaking workshop

Group drypoint etching printmaking workshops are available for a maximum of 8 people. Prices start from £45 per person for 1 full day weekend workshop (£35 concessions or 2 days for £80). Workshops takes place at The Studios, 12 Union Road, New Mills, Derbyshire SK22 3ES.


Mobile Workshop

Drying prints at a printmaking workshop
Drying prints at a printmaking workshop

I can also bring my workshop to you making it ideal for organised groups, schools and children's parties that are just that little bit different.

 

Prices will vary depending on the location, time and group size. I am typically available for workshops in the Stockport, Manchester, Sheffield, High Peak, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire areas but will be happy to discuss other areas. 

 

Please contact me for more information about this.


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