Ideal for photographs and hand-drawn images; join guest tutor and print-maker Clare Phelen for a 2day workshop learning the exciting process of photo-etching!
This specialist course offers hands on experience of etching images into steel plates which have been prepared with specialist photo-etch emulsion. Photo-etch emulsion offers an alternative to the photo-tech film often used by print-makers and is a wonderful way of creating plates.
On the course you will learn to:
- select appropriate images to use in the process.
- prepare steel plates
- apply the emulsion
- expose and develop the plates
- etch with Copper Sulphate solution
- print and incorporate a second colour with roll up (roll over) technique.
Your tutor : Clare Phelan
Clare Phelan is an artist/print-maker who works directly with the ancestors of our computer age. In the making of her distinctive abstract prints, she uses found objects of nineteenth and twentieth century coding technology, including textile jacquards, musical box discs and IBM punch cards. Narratives around Man and Machine inform her practice.
Winner of the Scott Creative Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award 2019, Clare was also shortlisted for the London Contemporary Art Prize 2019 and the Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking 2017. She lives and works in the post industrial heartland of West Yorkshire, which provides constant inspiration for her work
Intermediate level – perfect for those wishing to explore the creative possibilities of this process – a working knowledge of the etching process would be really useful.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
After attending this course you can 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! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here.
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: