Lift Ground Etching

Tailored Course

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Can't find the perfect course for you? Tailor your learning experience at Green Door Printmaking Studio... All of the processes we teach are available to book on an individual basis. These courses will enable you to get the undivided attention of your tutor, allowing us to tailor the course specifically to your interests, ensuring you get the most out of your time with us.

About this process

This technique is a way to achieve a painterly effect, similar to that of a wash effect used in watercolour painting. Marks resembling brushstrokes can be made on to the metal plate, so the printed image can become very expressive and dynamic.

The special ground is applied using brushes. The plate is then aquatinted, whilst the ground is lifted using a finger and the plate is then bitten, stripped and printed in the traditional way. Lift Ground can be treated in a vigorous way to produce an active, dramatic and energetic plate.

This technique is suitable for complete beginners to etching, as well as those who desire a more casual, clear approach and artists who are already familiar with other etching techniques.

How to book

If you are interested in undertaking a this process as a tailored course at Green Door, please get in touch with us. If you would like to discuss your project, we highly recommend that you arrange a date to come into the studio in order to discuss your course beforehand so we can learn more about your aims. To confirm your booking you will need to complete an online booking form and provide a minimum 50% (non-refundable) deposit.

These courses are available to book on an individual (one-to-one) basis, or in groups of up to 4 people. All of our tailored course prices include refreshments, materials and in-depth notes.

Details

Course Duration

5 hours (one day)
including lunch break

Course Tutor

Anna Johnson

Some Experience Required

18+

All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. Some previous experience of etching is recommended (Line Drawing in Etching is suggested).

For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.

Pricing

One-to-One (£150)

Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.

Group (£450)

If you would like to book this course as a personalised workshop with family or friends, please note, flat rate prices quoted are for groups of between 2-4 participants.

Green Door Members

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Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate £135
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 £115
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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