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2 Day Etching Workshop

29 February 2020 until 1 March 2020
Peacock Visual Arts

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On this two day etching class you’ll receive a hands on introduction to the etching process. The aim of this course is to give the you an idea of what can be accomplished through the introductory use of hard ground for line etching and aquatints for adding tonal value.

You will be shown how to make prints using a number of etching techniques under guidance from our printmaking technician.

An etching is made by scraping off a protective layer of wax that has been applied to the metal surface of a plate. An acid bath is then used to corrode and bite down into the plate, creating an etched line wherever the metal is exposed. Once dipped in acid, and after cleaning off the excess wax, your plate will then be ‘inked’ by rubbing ink into the lines etched by the acid. Finally the ‘inked’ metal plate is run through an etching press creating your print .

At the end of the class you will leave with a small edition of prints and the ability to come back and use the workshop independently.

Sat 29th February – Sun 1st March 2020,
10am – 5pm
£135 Full Price / £121.50 Concession


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