Drypoint on acetate with chîne collé
1 day course
23 June or 17 August 2022
10am – 4pm
£90 including all materials
Drypoint etching is an intaglio form of printmaking. A drypoint needle scratches an image into a plate and ink is pushed into the grooves created by the needle. Drypoint relies not only on the groove provided by the needle but on the burr of material made when scratching the surface giving it a line with a velvety fluctuating character. On this course using an A5 acetate plate, you will learn how to use a drypoint needle and will explore sanding, cutting and layering of the acetate plate to create varied and experimental images. You will learn how to ink your plate and to add colour à la poupée and by using chîne collé. By the end of the course you will have at least 5 prints to take home.
• Explanation of the technique with examples.
• Demonstration of drypoint tools and techniques.
• Create an A5 image using acetate using a drypoint needle to incise lines.
• Sand, cut and use textured rubbings and tapes to add textured marks.
• Layer your acetate to create varied experimental images.
• Application of ink - use of scrim and wiping techniques to create tonality.
• Correct preparation of paper.
• Printing using the etching presses.
• Add shape and colour with chîne collé and inking à la poupée.
• Beginners and/or those wishing to refresh their skills.
Any image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date.
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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 for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.
Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre. Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.
For CPSC Certificate course
Payment for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this payment has been received. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due at the end of the previous term. The receipt of your Term 1 payment is acceptance of commitment to all 3 Terms of the Certificate course.
If for any reason prior to the commencement of the course you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Once you start the course on Term 1 you have committed to all 3 terms. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.
Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.