Drypoint and intaglio printmaking in a day

Course Dates: 10/12/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
This one day workshop offers the opportunity to use Drypoint to produce a rich and unique type of drawn line, from which you will make prints using intaglio inking methods.
Try out specialist tools and techniques, and gain insight into how these sit within the creative practice of artist-printmakers.
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Drypoint and intaglio printmaking in a day
  • Course Code: VS724
  • Dates: 10/12/24 - 10/12/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: VS724

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Tue, day, 10 Dec - 10 Dec '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This one day workshop is dedicated to exploring the finer details of drypoint printmaking. Develop imagery using specialist tools such as drypoint needles and roulettes to create a range of line and tone. Compare traditional and contemporary materials and techniques using high quality materials such as copper plates and 100% cotton paper to achieve optimum results. Create a variety of printed effects using different inking and wiping techniques.

What will we cover?

Plate materials and their properties.
Drypoint tools
Drawing techniques
Inking and wiping techniques
Paper preparation
Printing using the etching press.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Use a range of traditional and contemporary techniques to make, draw, ink and print a drypoint plate.
Select the materials and tools suitable for individual needs.
Print multiple impressions to explore a range of inking and wiping effects.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is geared towards students with some experience, either in drawing and printmaking or similar.
Knowledge of intaglio techniques, including inking, wiping and printing on the etching press is helpful.
Basic drawing skills are preferable.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A short talk on artists will be presented and examples of work will be shown and discussed.
There will be practical demonstrations followed by practical application.
One-to-one guidance and group discussion throughout.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring drawings or pictures you may wish to work from for inspiration on the day (and there are multiple image sources available in the studio too).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may wish to continue to explore Intaglio processes by enrolling onto the 'Contemporary printmaking studio'
courses or to expand your practice with a course such as experimental etching. Your tutor can advise.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.