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COURSE

Etching: Aquatint | 3 Tuesday evenings | Nov & Dec 2024

£160.00


Tutor:Rob White

Time:6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

When:Tuesday 19 & 26 November, 3 December 2024

Where:HAUSPRINT

Across three evenings, explore the magical properties of aquatint to create prints with a range of tones from light to dark. Whatever your inspiration, from ocean to architecture, nature to grafitti, learn how aquatint can be used for exciting results.

Cost:£160


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What will I be doing?

In the first week you will learn how to prepare the plate, apply the aquatint resin and build tones through different ‘biting’ times.

In the second and third weeks you will find out how to use sugar lift and spit bite techniques, which allow aquatint to be applied in different ways.

You will explore the properties of different inks, and learn how wiping the plate correctly can improve the resulting image.

This course is an excellent choice to take alongside our Etching: Hard Ground and Etching: Soft Ground courses.

About your tutor

Rob White is an artist printmaker who has over twenty years of experience working in the biggest print studios in London, firstly working at Thumbprint Editions on projects for Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Richard Deacon and many others.

Rob wanted to add to his skill set and moved to Paupers Press where he’s worked on projects for Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, The Chapman Brothers, Peter Blake and others. Alongside this Rob has had a working relationship with Tom Hammick working on many print projects over the last twenty years. Rob works mainly in etching using many different techniques including sugar lift, spit bite, chine collé working with multiple plates and colours.

What should I bring?

Please bring your sketchbook/ notebook, pencils, a selection of paintbrushes, an apron, a pair of rubber gloves for cleaning, and any etching tools that you have.

Aquatint is a technique that allows you to work with a range of tones and markmaking. Bring an image to work from that has tonal or painterly information to work from.

We have a small kitchen with a microwave and fridge, plates, cutlery and mugs. Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

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We may take photographs or video in the studio whilst you are there, for our website, social media and other studio marketing. We will always make you aware of this activity. Let us know if you don’t wish you or your work to be photographed and/or identified.

From the glossary

Aquatint

Fine resin dust is applied to the surface of the etching plate, then melted from underneath to melt and harden the dots of resin. When immersed in acid the plate ‘bites’ between the aquatint resin dots, creating a distribution of tiny holes on the plate which print as a tone.

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Etching

Etching was originally invented as a method for adding decoration to armour during the Middle Ages. Artists began to use metal plates for printing in the 15th century, when Albrecht Durer made work on iron plates. Later artists such as Andrea Mantegna in Italy and Rembrandt in Holland went on to make etchings on copper.

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We may take photographs or video in the studio whilst you are there, for our website, social media and other studio marketing. We will always make you aware of this activity. Let us know if you don’t wish you or your work to be photographed and/or identified.

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