Drypoint Taster Session
22nd April @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm£40.00
Drypoint etching is a printing process where lines or marks are scratched or inscribed into a surface which is then printed from. It is usually by the intaglio method, where the incisions are filled with ink and printed from, rather than the relief method which prints from the surface. On this taster session you will make a series of prints using the drypoint technique. You will learn how to use drypoint etching tools on plastic and aluminium sheets, oil based inks and our two etching printing presses in the workshop. At the end of the session you will have a series of similar, but increasingly more complex, prints.
What experience do I need?
This workshop is suitable for an absolute beginner or someone who has some previous experience but would like a refresher of the process.
What will I make?
You will make a series of progressively different prints using A6 printing plates, printed onto A5 paper. Expect to come away with an edition of up to 10 drypoint prints.
Who is my tutor?
This course is taught by Mick Welbourn and Joanna Wilkinson.
Joanna Wilkinson is a practising printmaker, illustrator and bookbinder. She uses printing, collage, analogue/slow photography and sometimes even old style colouring techniques like felt tips in her work. Joanna has recently completed an MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University and is also a Co-operative Member of Leeds Print Workshop.
Mick Welbourn is currently the manager of the printmaking workshops at Leeds Arts University, where he has worked for more than twenty years. Over the years he has taught printmaking to adults as well as to A level, Foundation, Degree and Masters students.
Do I need to bring anything?
All equipment and materials will be provided. This includes cartridge papers, plastic or aluminium printing plates, oil based inks, tissue paper and newsprint paper. You are advised to bring a portfolio folder along if you have one so you can carry your prints home. We also sell A3 plastic portfolio folders for just £3 if you wish to buy one from us.