The Drypoint method involves cutting into the surface of a plate with an etching needle. This raises a burr, which holds the ink after the plate has been wiped clean. The print from this process has a soft-edged line which tends to appeal to those of us who like fine detail but, as a technique, Drypoint Etching can also be used to create amazing graphic images.
We do not use chemicals in our process and our ink is oil-based but water washable. We use perspex for our plate.
In our 'Have A GO' at Drypoint workshop you will learn how to use our tools with confidence and how to ink up a plate and prepare your paper for printing. You will also have time to practice and experiment with textures to get different effects in your prints and you will design and print an etching of your own to take home. For those with previous experience, we can help you refresh your skills in this session and you are welcome to spend the time working on your own project.
Duration: Half day, 10:00am - 1:00pm Saturdays
Dates & times: 19th September, 17th October, 14th November
Price: £60.00 per person including materials and light refreshments