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DRYPOINT ETCHING WORKSHOP with Shelley Dyer-Gibbins -POSTPONED
November 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm£30
Saturday 7th November
£30 per person and includes all materials. Max 5 people.
Award winning Artist Shelley will be hosting a one day workshop introducing you to the art of drypoint etching.
Drypoint is an easy technique to get to grips with and is a great method if you would like to take your drawings into print. It’s easier than etching as it requires less specialist equipment and no chemicals or acids. Drypoint plates can be made in copper, zinc or plastic.
Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into a plate with a pointed tool. These lines create a burr that holds ink, meaning that the print reveals the drawing. Intaglio printmaking is the opposite of relief printmaking as it is the sunken areas of the plate that print rather than the raised areas.
No previous experience is required – this course is designed for complete beginners to enjoy, and/or those with some previous experience.
All materials will be provided, just bring a simple sketch, ideas, lots of enthusiasm and be prepared to go home with inky fingers!
To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the gallery.