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Drypoint & Carborundum

22nd November, 10am – 4:30pm

Course Leader – Ann Norfield

East London Printmakers is pleased to announce its latest course running this November – Drypoint & Carborundum. This one day course promises to teach you a depth of practice and offer you a new perspective on this classical print technique.

Drypoint is a linear intaglio technique that makes use of surface, depth and texture. Line is drawn onto a flat plate (either metal, perspex or board) using any sharp implement. This is then printed using the same technique as etching. Carborundum is a way of building tone, depth and texture. Carborundum grits of different textures are mixed with an adhesive and painted onto a plate. The plate is then inked and wiped using the same technique as etching, or it can be printed in relief.

Upon completion of this course you will have produced at least 2 plates with a range of gestural, textural and tonal mark making and techniques. You will have printed these plates in monotone and colour, and learnt how to register multiple plates on one image.

To find out more and book yourself a spot please take a little look at this… 

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Just a quick reminder about the new East London Printmakers Gift Voucher Scheme. The ideal gift for any creative friends or family members, these vouchers present a perfect opportunity to re-ignite creative practices and introduce new faces to the studio.

Key facts about our new vouchers:

  • Vouchers can be purchased for anything, i.e. workshops, open access or an ELP supporter subscription.
  • They can also be simply for a monetary value, i.e. they do not have to specify what the voucher is for – it can just be a monetary amount that can be used to purchase something at ELP.
  • Vouchers can only be purchased via the studio coordinator by emailing [email protected]
  • A specially designed, Riso-printed gift voucher will be posted 1st class either to the purchaser or the recipient of the voucher, as requested.
  • All vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Please email Susan on [email protected]for more information.