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Printmaking: Bit by Bit 5 Week Course

21st April 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 19th May 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Spend 5 Saturdays in the Spinning Mill Studios with tutor Laney Birkhead for an introduction to etching.

A five week short course introducing safe intaglio methods without the use of harmful chemicals and vapours. Create a wide range of marks on metal plates using unusual materials. Explore hard and soft ground techniques and print proofs as you go along. Plate preparation; studio set up and health & safety; waste disposal of etch; application of resists and grounds; line work; open bite; spray aquatint; inking up and plate wiping; press and paper preparation and print drying will be covered.

Dates: 21st, 28th April, 5th, 12th, 19th May 2-5pm

What to bring:

Old shirt /apron.
Small box of favourite basic drawing materials e.g. pen, pencil, rubber, scissors etc.
Small sketchbook / notebook in which to make notes and observations.
Minimum of 6 images (sketches / photos) you wish to work from. These can be your own primary images or secondary research images for an ongoing project or just for inspiration during the course.
A camera with which to record your creative journey (optional).
A3 small folder or wallet to take home prints in.

To book:

You can also call 01132563239 or come in to the gallery!


21st April 2018 @ 2:00 pm
19th May 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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