Drypoint on Copper
Sat 01 & Sun 02 August 2020 (11am – 3pm)
Learn how to create and print your own drypoints during this weekend editioning course. This course is part of a series of workshops exploring printmaking editioning in conjunction with our International Print Exchange.
What will you learn?
Drypoint is a printmaking technique that creates a line-based image by using sharp tools to scratch into the surface of a copper plate. The style of this method lends itself well to loose drawing and expressive, fluid mark making.
Drypoint technique has historically often been used by artists to correct plates when they are being etched, but as a stand-alone process it can be a very versatile and precise medium.
Participants in this course will be shown how to produce an edition of ten prints in this printmaking process, and are given the opportunity to submit their prints to take part in the International Print Exchange (IPE submission fee is included in the course price). All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.
About the IPE
The International Print Exchange is an annual event organised by Green Door Printmaking Studio. We invite national and international printmakers to complete an edition of ten prints in any chosen printmaking technique. Each participating printmaker creates and submits a limited edition of ten prints specifically for the exchange. These prints are created using a recognised fine art printmaking technique with archival materials. Of the ten prints submitted, Green Door Printmaking Studio keeps two; the first for our archive and exhibition; the second for sale to fund future exchange projects (in return, if sold, this printmaker will receive free entry to the following year’s exchange). The remaining prints are randomised and sorted, and each printmaker receives eight random prints in return from all printmakers all over the world.
For more information about the exchange, visit: www.internationalprintexchange.org
- A brief history of drypoint and its terminology
- Paper types, tools and materials in drypoint
- How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
- How to sign and edition your prints
Book Your Place
£85.00 – £100.00
Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.
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Concessionary Rate (10% off)
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.
Student Rate (15% off)
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.
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