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 this new course for us.
“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.”
During this two-day course you will be;
May 11th & 12th
August 10th & 11th
October 12th & 13th
£120 for the weekend, all materials included. Bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee provided. (Max 10 per class).
If you have something in mind that you would like to draw, then bring it with you.
Courses are non-residential and run from 10am to 5pm. Parking is available outside the print studio.
To enquire or book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is required at the time of booking.Your payment 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.
You will be refunded or can choose another date if this occurs.