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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 Year | 40 weeks | Mondays | September 2024

£2,330.00


Tutors:Rob White and Michelle Avison

Time:6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

When:Beginning 9 September for 38 weeks (see course outline for dates)

Where:HAUSPRINT

This Monday evening class is a unique opportunity to build your etching skills over the course of a year. The HAUSPRINT Etching Year is designed to provide stable building blocks for your printmaking future, whatever your starting point. Over 40 weeks you’ll be guided through a specialist programme delivered over three terms which teaches the principles of etching. 

Cost:£2,330


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What will I be doing?

You’ll establish a firm technical foundation in how to use hard and soft grounds, aquatint techniques including box, spitbite and sugar lift, stop outs and resists, as well as how to prepare paper and use an etching press. We will guide you through increasingly more advanced techniques including colour printing, professional registration and editioning. The year finishes with an exciting opportunity to plan an end-of-year public exhibition with your course mates, giving you something to work towards and celebrate together.

Course outline

HAUSPRINT Etching Year

About your tutor

Michelle Avison studied painting at the Slade School of Art in the late 1980s, going on to study Printmaking MA at Wimbledon School of Art. Michelle is an experienced artist educator committed to sharing her printmaking expertise and ideas. Michelle works across different printmaking techniques including etching, relief print, drypoint and monotype. She can be seen on the beach in Scotland and more recently the west coast of Ireland, working directly on her plates in an immediate response to environment and weather.

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?

For the first session please bring a sketchbook, pencils and an apron.

You will need an etching needle and a scraper burnisher, though you will not need them on the first day and we will advise which to buy.

 

 

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

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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