This course will be an introduction to Drypoint and Chine Collé. Over the course of the day, you will gain working knowledge of both techniques as well as some contextual knowledge of their application. You will be encouraged to use techniques learned to experiment and produce your own unique image(s).
Learn how to create an intaglio drypoint etching(s); a process where by you scratch with a needle point(s) directly into the surface of a plate(s) which is then inked and printed. This will then be combined with chine collé, (a method that allows you to ‘collage’ onto your printed drawing with patterns and shapes of transparent colour using layers of tissue).
Throughout the day you will be shown how to experiment, develop ideas and composition to create a range of original drypoint and chine collé prints using different qualities of line, tone and shape giving you a solid foundation from which you can take forward to extend and or explore other intaglio processes in the future. This workshop will give you the opportunity to be experimental, creative and will enable you to develop your own ideas and understanding in a friendly, safe and positive learning environment!
Your tutor : Neil Pittaway
Neil Pittaway is a printmaker whose practice favours intaglio process. A Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), the New English Art Club (NEAC), Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and an Associate Member of the Alpine Club, London. For more information please visit www.njpittaway.co.uk or see more on his tutor profile here: https://wypw.org/tutors/neil-pittaway/
No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher.
- Create ideas and drawings for drypoint etching(s)
- Create a range of patterns and shapes for chine collé
- Design create and print drypoint print(s) using chine collé
- Understand and use the health and safety rules for the print studio
- Evaluate, analyse and discuss the work that has been produced
All basic materials such as paper, tools and equipment are provided. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different or take some materials home to try out.
Covid-19 safety :
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, our workshops and the way we run courses looks a little different. We continue to have everyone’s safety as our main priority. It might not be quite the same as it was before but your ability to get stuck in and enjoy a spot of printmaking remains the same. Added measures to keep you safe include:
- All courses working with reduced numbers or alternate spaces to aid greater social ventilation and social distancing.
- Requesting that everyone in communal areas of the workshop, if able, continues to wear either a face covering, mask or a visor.
- Hand sanitiser provided on entry and additional cleaning measures in place.
- Removal of any shared equipment or materials wherever possible.
Full guidance on our Covid-19 policies and risk assessment can be found on our website here.
After attending this course you will be well equipped to join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! Sign up for membership within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here.