Etching techniques – Sugarlift with Aquatint on zinc plate

1 day course
22 May; 10 September 2020
10am – 4pm

£97 including 1 etching plate

Etching techniques – Sugarlift with Aquatint on zinc plate

NEW - Book both Etching courses at the same time and save £10!

Description
Both sugarlift and aquatint are processes used in sequence on zinc plates to make an etching which is primarily about tonal values rather than being line based. Sugarlift enables the printmaker to paint a positive drawing onto the zinc plate - the areas painted with the sugar syrup are those which will be bitten during the etching stage, receive ink and print. Once the sugarlift stage is finished, rosin dust is heat-fused to the plate to ensure an even tone is etched into the plate. The process of “stopping out” allows for a variety of grades of tone in the finished work. On this course you will learn how to use sugarlift solution to create an A5 aquatint image and print it successfully on an etching press. You will take home a variable edition of at least 5 prints.

Course structure
• Explanation of the technique with examples.
• Apply Sugarlift, etch & use Copper Sulphate to etch to create your image.
• Correct preparation of paper.
• Ink and print your plate in a single colour using the etching presses.

Experience level
• Ideal for those who enjoy line drawing as well as textured mark making. Suitable for Beginners and those wishing to refresh skills.

Maximum 5 places

Pre-course information
Preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date

How to book
• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.