Creative Learning Drypoint Printmaking Taster

Tutor Karen Lester | 6.30 – 9pm | £15

This introduction to Intaglio printmaking will help you create prints from your own photos using drypoint techniques on perspex sheets.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
Using your own photograph as a guide you will ‘transfer’ the image by scratching lines onto a perspex sheet. This will then be inked up and a print taken using the printing press. You will be guided through the process with Tutor demonstrations, example work and individual support.

You will be guided through the process with Tutor demonstrations, example work and individual support.

Have used the drypoint technique to create a print using your photo as a guide. Once created, this plate can be kept to use for several impressions.

What do I need to bring with me?
Photos or images from magazines and newspapers to work from. These should be about 6″ x 4″ and no bigger than A5. If working on the larger size a less detailed image would work well. Printmaking is messy so bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes.

Are there any additional costs?

About the tutor
Karen enjoys working with a range of painting and drawing media, including printmaking, sometimes combining these to create mixed media images. Each type of medium brings its own exciting possibilities and unique qualities, something she continually explores.
Her interest in Printmaking developed at Kendal College whilst completing a Foundation Degree in Drawing with the University of Cumbria. She finds the quality of marks made in the process of printmaking particularly fascinating and has produced prints using a variety of techniques.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Cumbria and Lancashire over the last 25 years and she has been involved with projects including Printfest and C-Art and runs occasional print workshops for the National Trust at Allan Bank, Grasmere as well as for private groups.

Karen is an experienced qualified teacher and has been teaching in the adult education sector since 2011.

Karen Lester


The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate


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