Tutor Jamie Barnes | Fee £63 | 1 session
Aquatint Etching is an evocative method of making prints which combine hard lines with areas of atmospheric tone which was developed in the 17th Century. The idea of creating a composite landscape by moving, exaggerating and abstracting features in the scene goes right back to Canaletto.
This all-day session will lead you through the various artistic and technical stages to produce a composite landscape using line etching and create a range of tones on the plate using the aquatint method.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
The session will start with a brief introduction and display of examples.
The rest of the session will be taught be hands-on as the whole class is lead through the process of making a line etching, then adding a full range of tones using the fascinating aquatint technique. When the plate is finished, the range of lines and tones will have been permanently etched into the plate, and the tutor will lead the class to ink up their plates and make a print on the etching press.
By the end of the session you will have made at least one small (10x15cm) Aquatint Etching of a composite landscape to take home.
What do I need to bring with me? Are there any additional costs?
Reference photographs, drawings or sketches of images you might want to try and use or combine into a composite landscape. Remember, when printmaking, images print back to front.
Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.
About the tutor
Jamie Barnes has been a semi-professional artist and printmaker for ten years. He principally makes images about buildings, architecture and structures within the landscape.
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