Join printmaker Annie Fforde on this fun intaglio workshop; focusing on building an image through layering tonal drypoint prints and exploring the contrasts between light and dark areas.
Starting with nature as a source of inspiration, over the course of this workshop you will be introduced to the process of creating a drypoint and encouraged to work from your own sketches and imagery where possible, taking either an abstract or realistic approach to the subject matter.
Using aluminum plates, the workshop will cover image development, transferal of image to plate (a process of scratching into the metal surface with specialised tools), inking up, paper preparation and registering and printing the image using an etching press.
At the end of the four hour workshop, you will have produced a multi-layered image and investigated the importance of tonal variation and contrast within an image. You will leave with a small edition of black and white tonal prints.
- Welcome, introductions and workshop health and safety
- Explanation of intaglio printing and the drypoint technique
- Demonstration of scribing the plate, inking and printing.
- Students working from their own ideas and sketches
- Students transferring their imagery to plate
- Printing of initial image
- Demonstration of cleaning the plate and re-drawing
- Scribing the subsequent layers and registering the prints
- Clean up and review
What should I think about beforehand?
In preparation for the session please bring along some sketches, photographs and/or ideas based on ‘Nature’. Some resources will also be available to inspire you on the day.
Your tutor: Annie Fforde
Annie Fforde is an artist/printmaker with over 20 years printmaking experience. Recently returned from living and working in French Catalonia, Céret where she was president of a printmaking centre. An accomplished tutor, delivering workshops across monotype, lino, woodcut, dry point, carborundum, collagraph and viscosity prints. She particularly enjoys encouraging an experimental approach to printmaking through combining different techniques and approaches.
This course is suitable for beginners and well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or who want a process refresher.
What’s included in this session?
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: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- 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: