This course is suitable for both beginners looking for a new playful approach to a traditional technique and for experienced printmakers looking to develop creative methods and skills in their etching practice.
Cooking salt and wine, permanent markers and lipstick offer curious twists to traditional Aquatint. This course covers the application of these alternatives to stop out varnish and new technique such us the “random ground” and the “craquelee'.
You will learn a range of alternative and unconventional Aquatint techniques and create your own prints using unexpected substances and media, gaining a lot of confidence in your printmaking practice.
This is an intermediate course for anyone willing to explore printmaking, challenge their compositional and drawing skills, get their hands dirty with coloured ink and stretch their practice to multi-plate printing.
This course is centred about the idea that printing is not quite the final step and conclusion of our prints' making, it is instead a starting point that offers many technical approaches and outcomes.
You can bring along your plates and experiment different printing techniques, selecting the one more suitable to your style.
You will receive an overview of a range of printmaking techniques learning how embed them in your own artistic practice.
ETCHING DIRECT TECHNIQUES
Drypoint and Dotted Engraving
It consists about drawing on the plates using a rich variety of etching needles and punchers.
It is the most ancient etching technique. The copper plate is engraved by using a special tool called burin on a leather pillow filled with sand.The burin has generally got a triangular cross section and it is similar to a scalpel.It allows deep and clear traces and allows an higher edition number.
The plate is etched in all direction through a specific tool called rocker, giving a totally velvety black print. Light tones are then achieved by using scrapers, burnishers and agate stone.
Using a range of materials as (vinil based glue, shellac, wood paste, cardboard silouettes... tree leaves....and more) sticking them on to a cardboard or thin Plexiglass support
An interesting compromise between printmaking and painting, Monotype printing allows only one copy to be obtained. No etching is made on the plate The courses focuses about gaining experience preaparing different consistence inks and applying them onto the plate with different brushes, sponges and acetate stencils.
Ink free printing process usually on thick soft sheets of paper that focus on forming bumps and holes on the fluffy paper surface.
This is a great occasion for beginners and those experienced alike, or just anyone creative wanting to have a go with printmaking techniques.
It is a fun inspiring hands-on course course that support participants to experience a range of alternative and unconventional etching techniques.
Everyone will experiment and create their plates and prints using unusual substances and media.Materials all included and participants will bring home their templates and prints.