The workshop was a lot of fun and we produced some lovely delicate drypoints on plastic etching plates using sandpaper and drypoint tools.
Drypoint Etching -A printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into the plate with a sharp metal or diamond tipped tool. Traditionally the plate used was copper, but now plastic drypoint plates, zinc, aluminium & Perspex are commonly used. Drypoint is an easy printmaking technique to learn for its immediacy and similarities to drawing, the technique of using a drypoint needle is like using a pencil. Through scratching the plate a line and bur is created to hold ink.
|Valerie Stevens, Sylvia Hewitt, Richard Free, Jo Lankester & Colin Giardina Photography by Angela Chueng|
|Jo Lankester demonstrating inking a plate with card. Photography by Angela Chueng|
|Sylvia Hewitt. Photography by Angela Chueng|
Linocut: A printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.
What to bring: Any drawings, pictures or found object which may inspire you. Enclosed shoes must be worn at all times, and lunch.
Date: Thursday 9th May
Time: 10am - 3pm
Where: Umbrella Studio 482 Flinders St, Townsville, Qld 4812