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.