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Etching – Intaglio Printing at The Art Room, Melbourne

Intaglio printing is the opposite of relief printing, in that the print is created from ink that is below the surface of the plate.  The image is cut, scratched, or etched into the printing surface or plate, which can be copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, or even coated paper.  Once the plate is prepared moist paper is placed on top and ran through the press with the proper pressure.  The ink is pulled up onto the moist paper, producing the print.  Intaglio prints can easily be identified by the embossing that occurs around the printed image on the printing paper.

In this 2 day intensive we’ll be working with a shiny copper plate and transforming it into a work of art!  You will be taken through the complete process of preparing a plate, etching and printing.  And even create a limited edition print!

This workshop is suitable for beginners right through to experienced.  All ink, paper and tools are provided.

1st and 2nd June
2 days
10am – 4pm
Tutors: Marieke Dench
PLACES ARE LIMITED
$520 / $480 Concession
*Please contact us if you’d like to pay in two installments

THE ETCHING WORKSHOP IS SUITABLE FOR
Complete beginners through to artists with printing experience

PLEASE BRING
– Sketchbook and reference material
– Apron and Nitrile gloves
– Cotton rags (optional)

WE PROVIDE
– ALL ink, paper and printmaking tools

The Sea (with giant squid) by Rick Amor (1989)

The Sea (with giant squid) by Rick Amor (1989)

The Artist’s Hand II by Henry Moore (1979)

The Artist’s Hand II by Henry Moore (1979)

The Painter’s Etchings by Lucian Freud

The Painter’s Etchings by Lucian Freud

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