Tutor: John Wallett (plus visitors)
Beginner to intermediate
Etching plates, resists, tools and inks provided.
Bookings are closed for this event.
These five afternoon workshop sessions are designed to complement the Tuesday evening etching classes. They provide valuable extra studio time to use the platemaking facilities and etching presses. Students will use the afternoons to continue work done the previous week, put new learned techniques into practice and prepare plates and creative ideas for the evening sessions.
The first workshop session will include an over-view of the most important etching processes available together with an introduction to our facilities. Other opportunities for bookable workshop time may then be open subject to having this essential induction.
No previous experience of etching is necessary to take advantage of this course and complementary workshop time but it may also be used as a refresher for anyone who has done etching or drypoint in the past. The taught component of this course will be very structured but we will encourage students to explore and experiment particularly in their workshop time by finding their own approaches to combine art, craft and experimental printmaking.
There will be at least one workshop sessions which will include an invited visiting etcher to demonstrate a new process or creative approach to etching.
The ‘Introduction to etching’ will also serve as an essential preparation for anyone interested in the ‘Electro-Etching’ programme which we will be offering after the October half term.