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Transform a shiny copper plate into a work of art and create a limited edition print in the ETCHING – INTAGLIO PRINTING workshop!

Over 4 sessions printmaker and artist Marieke Dench takes you through the complete process of preparing a plate, etching, and printing.  This workshop is suitable for beginners right through to experienced, with all materials supplied including ink, paper and tools.

How does etching work?  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, damp paper is placed on top and run through the press with pressure, the ink gets pulled up onto the paper and produces the print!  Intaglio prints can easily be identified by the embossing that occurs around the printed image on the printing paper.

Begins Thursday 19th May
4 weeks
6:30 – 9:30pm
Tutor: Marieke Dench
Location: Studio 2
$520 / $480 Concession

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

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

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

The Painter’s Etchings by Lucian Freud

The Painter’s Etchings by Lucian Freud

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

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

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