Drypoint Taster Session

Creative Learning |
19th June 2018

19 June  | Tuesday | 6.30pm – 9pm | Karen Lester | £15.00 | max 6 people

A perfect opportunity to try printmaking! Learn how to create a plate from card to make prints from your own designs and images on this Taster printmaking session.

What do I need to bring with me? Any additional costs?

Please bring along sketches or photographs, designs and ideas for reference. You will be working from these to make your plates.

Printmaking is messy so wear old clothes! You are advised to bring-

  • An apron or old shirt to protect clothes.
  • Gloves – latex or plastic

All other materials are included.

Be aware that some chemicals in inks and cleaning materials may affect those with certain medical conditions e.g sensitive skin

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

More details about what the course covers:

Learn the processes of drypoint printmaking to create a card plate from your own design using etching tools to make marks directly into the surface of the plate. This will be inked up to make a print using the press. Experiment with colours and wiping the ink for different effects.

Tutor led demonstrations, discussion, example work and handouts will guide you through the processes to create plates, ink up and take prints.

Individuals will be supported throughout. Participants are encouraged to experiment with the emphasis very much on individual practical experience. There will be opportunities to discuss results individually and in the group.

No previous experience is needed. This is a Taster session designed to introduce printmaking techniques

Access and facilities:

Most of the Brewery is accessible for those who consider themselves to have a disability. There is a lift to all floors within the main building and adapted toilets. On occasion classes may take place in Room 14, with access via stairs only.  Please contact the Adult Learning Team on 01539 722833 Ext 273/275 if you wish to discuss any specific needs or email kate.lund@breweryarts.co.uk


19th June 2018

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