Printmaking Courses

Two-day printmaking courses taught by Ali Yanya:  Introduction to Drypoint & Introduction to Etching

Ali is a regular exhibitor at the Childwickbury Arts Fair and is much in demand as a teacher and lecturer. We are very lucky that he can come to Childwickbury and take these weekend courses for us.

Ali Yanya 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO DRYPOINT

During this two-day course you will learn how to:

  • Use printmaking tools,
  • Practicing mark making
  • Transfer and develop an image onto an aluminium plate
  • Ink and print using the printing press.

You will work on an aluminium plate approximately 14cm x 15cm and any preparatory drawings would be useful but not essential. At the end of the weekend you will take home your own completed prints.

Ali says:

“Among all printmaking techniques and processes drypoint is the most direct printing method and probably the nearest to drawing. Traditionally the plate was copper but now zinc, aluminium, acetate or plexiglas are also commonly used. Lines and marks are scratched into the plate using a sharp pointed tool called steel, diamond or carbon point drypoint needle, or more experimentally any sharp instrument such as nails, screws or scissors etc.

Cutting into the plate throws up on each side of the cut ridges displaced metals called burr. When the ink is applied to the recessed areas of the plate, by dabbing and wiping, these ridges will also take some ink and print a kind of inky glow around the line. This is what makes this medium exciting and unpredictable.”

INTRODUCTION TO ETCHING

During this two-day course you will learn how to:

  • Apply an acid resistance substance called 'etching ground' onto the plate
  • Transfer your design and draw with a sharp tool called an 'etching needle'
  • Etch the plate in acid
  • Ink the plate and wipe away to leave the ink in the etched lines
  • Print the image onto paper using an etching press
Etching is traditionally a process of making a print from a metal plate, usually copper or zinc, into which the drawing is incised. You will work on a metal plate approximately A4 size (approximately 21cm x 29.5cm) and any preparatory drawings would be useful but not essential. At the end of the weekend you will take home your own completed prints.

 

When

2020 DATES

March 14th & 15th - Limited availability

May 9th & 10th - Places available

September 12th & 13th - Places available

November 14th & 15th - Places available

Cost

£120 for the weekend, all materials included.  Courses are non-residential and run from 10am to 5pm. Bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee provided. The classes are small (maximum 10 students) and more detailed information about any further requirements will be sent prior to your course.

Parking is available outside the print studio.

Gift vouchers are also available.

To enquire or book please email office@christianekubrick.com 

Payment is required at the time of booking and guarantees your place. 
No refunds are available from one week before the course dates.

Please note: We reserve the right to cancel or change the dates listed above. 
If this unfortunately occurs you will be refunded or can choose another date.