Drypoint and intaglio printmaking techniques

Course Dates: 27/03/23 - 03/04/23
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Drypoint is a way of creating grooves in a solid surface, it produces a rich unique type of drawn line, from which you will make prints using intaglio inking methods, This workshop offers the opportunity to use specialist techniques and tools and gain insight into how these sit within the creative practice of artists using drypoint. For all levels, although some experience of drawing is preferable.
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Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00

Course Code: VS046

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Mon, day, 27 Mar - 03 Apr '23

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This class 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 intermediate and advanced students.
Knowledge of intaglio techniques, including inking, wiping and printing on the etching press is essential.
Basic drawing skills are preferable.

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

A talk on artists will be presented and examples of work will be shown and discussed.
There will be practical demonstrations followed by practical application. Small class numbers allow for plenty of supported one-to-one guidance and ample time for press access for printing application.

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.