Drypoint: Intro to Intaglio Etching

Mar 6th - April 10th

Drypoint: Introduction to Intaglio Etching - 6 Week Course

Drypoint: Introduction to Intaglio Etching - 6 Week Course

Drypoint: Introduction to Intaglio Etching - 6 Week Course

Dive Into the Artistic Adventure of Drypoint Etching: A 6-Week Creative Odyssey!

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, splash a bit of ink, and embark on a thrilling journey of artistic discovery? Whether the sun's up or the moon's high, we've got the perfect adventure for you—a 6-week course in the mesmerizing world of drypoint etching that fits your schedule, be it during the day or in the twilight hours.

Welcome to our printmaking workshops, where creativity isn't just welcomed; it's celebrated, nurtured, and turned into stunning works of art. Imagine transforming your sketches and doodles into exquisite prints with a distinct, velvety charm. That's the magic of drypoint etching, an intaglio printmaking method that's as intriguing as it sounds.

But what is drypoint, you ask? Picture this: with a pointed tool in hand, you etch your vision onto a plate, creating lines that dance and weave to form images. These lines hold ink, and when pressed to paper, they blossom into images with a soft, feathery elegance that's absolutely captivating.

Our course isn't just about learning; it's an odyssey of creation. You'll dive deep into the world of drypoint etching, exploring and experimenting with a bounty of techniques that will broaden your artistic horizon. From the delicate touch of playful illustrations to the bold energy of expressive sketches, your plates will come alive, ready to be transformed into limited editions or unique monoprints that bear the signature of your imagination.

But there's more to this adventure! You'll master the art of:

  • Etching your dreams onto plates with drypoint needles, layering line upon line, texture upon texture.
  • Discovering the endless possibilities of mark-making with various tools and techniques.
  • Inking and wiping your plate to unveil the rich textures and lines that define your work.
  • Experimenting with additional techniques like relief roll, chine collé, and monotype to sprinkle your creations with tone, color, and texture.
  • Using a traditional etching press to lovingly transfer your artwork from plate to paper, where it will finally whisper its story to the world.

Whether you're a newcomer to the world of print or a seasoned artist looking to brush up on your skills, our course offers a sanctuary for exploration in our purpose-designed studio. You'll join a small, vibrant group of fellow creatives, learning, laughing, and, most importantly, creating. By the end of your journey, you'll not only have a newfound appreciation for the art of printmaking but also a collection of original, beautifully printed artworks to call your own.

So, are you ready to step into the studio and let your creativity run wild? Join us on this 6-week course and turn your artistic dreams into tangible realities. Let's etch, press, and print our way to breathtaking creations that tell your unique story. Your artistic adventure awaits!