Drypoint & Carborundum

Here at East London Printmakers we are pleased to announce our latest course; Drypoint and Carborundum, running on the 24th and 31st May.

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, which 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.

This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience who want a refresher in intaglio printmaking techniques, however participants do not need any specific experience of printmaking. Upon completion of this course you will have produced at least 2 plates with a range of gestural, textural and tonal mark making techniques. You will have printed these plates in monotone and colour, and learnt how to register multiple plates on one image. As well as this you will also have enough practice in all of the techniques to be able to continue to experiment further on your own in Open Access… To find out more and book your place take a look at this!