Making Impressions in Etching

Weekend Course

wetground

Learn how to create etchings from found objects during this two-day weekend course.

What will you learn?

This technique is the equivalent to ‘Soft Ground’ in traditional etching. The technique was developed by Gerald Ferstman and adopted by Alfons Bytautas when he worked at Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop.

At Green Door, we have developed the technique and used it to achieve varied amount of different effects. A safe, alternative, wet soft ground is laid on the plate as textural articles can be passed through the press to take imprints, and/or drawings can be made (on their own/or as well) to draw out the ground, before the plate is then hardened and bitten. This method is a very loose, creative way to produce plates before finally printing them.

The results can be extremely interesting and impressive depending on the articles used to take the impressions, along with the composition used. The articles will give an overall high definition of detail in the finished print. This outcome can be highly desirable to textile designers, appeal to complete beginners to etching, as well as artists who wish to experiment and etchers who wish to learn new processes.

 

Topics covered:

  • A brief history of etching and its terminology
  • Paper types, tools and materials in etching
  • How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
  • How to sign and edition your prints

Details

Available Date(s)

Sat 27 & Sun 28 April 2019
4 places available

Sat 28 & Sun 29 September 2019
4 places available

Time(s)

11am - 3pm
8 hours (over two days)

Course Tutor

Anna Johnson

Some Experience Required

18+

All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. Some previous experience of linocut printing is recommended (Etching for Beginners is suggested).

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

Pricing

Regular (£160)

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

Green Door Members

Members of Green Door Printmaking Studio receive 10% off all of our courses. Become a member of the studio today.

Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate £145
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 £135
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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