5 day drypoint & aluminium etching
10am - 4 pm over 5 days - Easter Friday (2 April) - Tuesday 6 April.
in Lizzie's fully-equipped Armidale studio.
Dry point is a direct form of etching or engraving that requires no acid. We will experiment with mark making on perspex and metal plates, and with various ways of adding colour. We will then move on to etching on aluminim with copper sulphate, the "environementally and user-friendly" etchant that is a great alternative to the more toxic acids traditionally used. This provides a rich range of tones that add depth and form to your imagery. There is also an opportunity to explore other techniques such as sugar lift and chine collé.
No experience needed as you will be guided all the way.
$680 fee includes all materials including luscious French inks, tarlatan, beautiful art papers and everything else you need.
It's a good idea to bring your sketch book with a few drawings that you might like to turn into prints - be prepared to be flexible and creative!
Tea, coffee and bickies provided, bring your lunch.
At this point the group is strictly limited to 4 in line with Covid Safe practice. If this is relaxed, the maximum group size will be 6.