Printmaking and Etching Courses
The course focuses on the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking. Goya is amongst the greatest exponents of this method. Working in the 18th century he beautifully conveyed mood through tone.
Wednesdays 1-4pm or 6.30-9.15pm £300 per term.
10 week course
Limited to 5 people per course
Available to beginners as well as advanced students.
Term dates & prices here.
Students learn about hard and soft ground etching and explore the unique properties of both applications. They will use Baldwin Intaglio ground, a non-toxic and more forgiving ground than that used by Goya; it is applied to aluminium plates. Aluminium is a versatile metal that will give good bold prints; it also dissolves unevenly to create ridges and edges. By understanding the materials, their effects and the method students will be more able to explore the varied processes of mark making and be more informed about the approach they take.
Later on in the term the students will work with different printmaking disciplines including aquatint and monoprint.
First aluminium plate and inks are provided. Further plates and papers are available from Lavender Hill Colours.
Recommended Further Studies:
We encourage students to compliment their studies by taking the time to visit exhibitions and practice sketching in museums. In addition, the Studios host a range of events throughout the term aimed at enhancing the artist’s understanding of their craft and the tradition that they are working within.
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