Etching. (2 Day)

Etching. (2 Day)


Saturday 2nd & 9th November

10AM - 4:30PM

Tutor: Susan Clarke
Level: Beginner / Refresher

Where: Art Hub Studios, Unit 2b, Building 28, Westminster Industrial Estate, Woolwich, SE18 5TF

Etching is a traditional printmaking process in which a line or mark is bitten into the surface of a metal plate using a mordant (acid). The technique dates back to the sixteenth century and since then has been widely developed to express a range of both gestural and controlled marks. This 2-day etching workshop will introduce you to some of the fundamental elements of the process and equip you with the necessary skills to begin exploring the technique within your own practice.

Day one will focus on hard and soft grounds, experimenting with creating either fine, definitive lines or soft, textural marks. Day 2 covers adding varying tones through aquatints. The studio is a low toxicity environment. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience who may need a refresher. Places are limited to 6.

The course will cover:

• Plate preparation; filing edges, degreasing, polishing, applying ground

• Soft and hard ground etching (line and/or textural marks)

• Tone etching with aquatint

• Paper preparation and registration for printing

• Safe use of oil based inks

• Safe use of an etching press

• Finishing your prints and signing an edition

What to Bring:

Bring along a notebook and any source material you’d like to work from. Wear old clothes as you may get inky. All materials are provided.

About Susan Clarke:

After completing her BA and MA in Contemporary Fine Art Practice at Falmouth University, Susan moved towards London in search of new creative opportunities. Since then, she has worked with a number of printmaking studios including; Typoretum, Bainbridge Studios and more recently East London Printmakers where she currently works as the Studio Manager, Tutor and Artist Keyholder.

Cancellations and Refunds

If you cancel 7 days or more before the workshop begins, we will provide a full refund minus a £10 admin fee. If you cancel less than 7 days before the start date of the workshop no refund will be given.

Participants must be over the age of 18.

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