Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July 2021
10am - 4pm
The workshop will begin with a brief introduction and display of examples. Participants will then make a drawing using photographs and their imagination to be used as a reference to etch their plate. Participants will be encouraged to capture the atmosphere of a place, not simply a slavish copy, using a composite approach as well as exaggeration and abstraction.
The rest of the course will be taught 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 a one or two Aquatint Etchings to take home.
All of our workshops take place in our studio at 22 Arun Business Park, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9SX.