Explore the beautiful line. Hard or soft, sharp, fuzzy, thin or fat.
We will start the day loosening up with 20 minutes of sketching around the grounds. These sketches will form the basis for printmaking you can also take photographs to back up your drawings for your drypoint plate. You are also free to make sketches using your own subject matter if it is useful to tie in with school subject matter.
The drypoint mark has a unique quality giving immediate and raw impact to sketched lines. As well as being drawn into with a needle, the plate can be cut into to create areas of greys.
You will be shown how to build up your drypoint paper plate creating line and tone to add depth and how to ink and wipe the plate to show subtle variations.
Several prints can be taken from the same plate using the etching press.