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Welcome to our shop. Here you will find original prints, artist books and other items. Each artwork is made and printed by hand using techniques including etching, lithography, woodcut, linocut and monotype. All our stock is limited and reflects our exhibition programme.

All of our work is sold unframed and will be delivered to you rolled in a cardboard postal tube by tracked Royal Mail.

Two thirds of the money from sales goes directly to the artist. One third goes to the studio, making sure we can carry on supporting creative people and print projects.

COURSE

Etching: Soft Ground | 3 Tuesday evenings | Oct & Nov 2024

£160.00


Tutor:Rob White

Time:6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

When:Tuesday 29 October, 5 & 12 November 2024

Where:HAUSPRINT

For those wanting to explore etching but feel the pressure of drawing, our three evening course investigates texture, pattern and mark-making through soft ground.

Cost:£160


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What will I be doing?

Learn how to make a soft ground etching, including how to prepare the plate, understand etching times and how to build texture and pattern through drawing and pressing techniques.

In the second and third weeks you will find out how to make additions and re-etch the plate to achieve more complex imagery, including exploring different biting times. You will have the opportunity to explore the properties of different inks, and learn how wiping the plate correctly can improve the resulting image.

We recommend taking this course alongside with our Etching: Hard Ground and Etching: Aquatint courses to build your experience and knowledge in etching.

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 or notebook, pencils, an apron, a pair of rubber gloves for cleaning, and any etching tools that you have.

Soft ground etching is particularly good for creating texture and pattern. Bring along some textures you might want to work with, for example, dried leaves, fabrics or stencils.

 

Getting to HAUSPRINT

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

Soft ground

Soft ground was invented in the latter half of the eighteenth century as a means of reproducing the grainy qualities of chalk work. It was first used in England by Gainsborough and artists of the Norwich School.

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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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Description

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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