Event Detail

Event Detail

Open Bite Printmakers: The Wonders of Drypoint

  • 15 May 2016
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Gosford Regional Gallery
  • Phone: 43​04 7550
  • Non-Member Tickets $120, Members $100
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At this workshop, attendees will be shown how to create dry point plates using plastic and aluminium as a substrate.

This print medium is intrinsic to many art practices, and lends itself to the drawn or gestural mark.

Depending on the intensity of plate ‘scratching’, a velvety rich or delicate line print will result.

As no chemicals are required to ‘bite’ the plate, it is a non-toxic technique which can be followed up at home in an ongoing creative process.

Many examples of drypoint prints will be shown during the workshop as well as different ways to print the same plate. The workshop is suitable for beginner or experienced printmakers.

All plastic and aluminium will be supplied together with etching scribes and one sheet of printmaking paper (56cm x 76cm), extra paper available to purchase ($6 per sheet).

Participants should bring any drawings, photographs or similar of imagery which interests them - preferably not photocopies of someone else’s work. And enthusiasm!

A light lunch and materials are included. 

The workshop will be led by Karen Ball, a printmaker and teacher, and other experienced printmakers to give everyone plenty of individual attention.

Each participant should be able to produce 3-4 drypoint prints in the four hour workshop.