JUNE/JULY ETCHING WORKSHOPS AT WARREN EDITIONS, CAPE TOWN
The Etching Workshop is an introduction to drypoint, hard ground -, soft ground etching, step-bite aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, mezzotint and printing techniques.
3, 10, 17, 24 June & 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 2017; on Saturdays
9am – 3pm
BRING TO WORKSHOP
Yourself, ideas in the form of drawings and/or photographs and an etching needle / scribe / dentist tool i.e. instrument with sharp point and set of pewter tools, for sale at Deckle Edge. The size of the copperplate is about 20 x 15 cm.
GO HOME WITH
9 matrices and at least one print of each.
INSTRUCTOR Zhané Warren
Zhané Warren is the founder/owner and director of Warren Editions, and is the head printer on many of the projects at Warren Editions. She specialises in the intaglio process.
The instructions given are the methods practiced at Warren Editions. In addition to learning the various etching techniques, you will learn how to print your etched plates and how to prepare paper for printing. Moreover, you will receive notes that cover all the aspects taught during the workshop.
Drypoint, not an etching technique per se, is the means of drawing directly onto the metal plate with a sharp needle, by doing so a distinct burr is thrown up on the metal and shows up in the impression as a soft, fuzzy line. Hard ground etching is a way of making fine crisp line-work, whereas soft ground etching produces lines that are crumbly-looking rather than wiry and aren’t even from end to end. And, tonal areas resembling pencil shading can be made and impressions from flat objects such as fabric, paper and foil can be achieved through the medium. Aquatint is a way of making tones; achieved through step-bite -, lift-ground – and spit-bite aquatint. Step-biting involves the building up of the image from highlights, to light tones, to mid-tones to shadows to darks. Lift-ground aquatint allows for an image to be created in the positive as apposed to the reverse as is common in step-biting. Spit-bite aquatint allows for fluidity and spontaneous gestures for the acid is painted directly onto the metal plate so as to allow for a soft tonal build up of the image.
Further details are available
*THE PRICE INCLUDES VAT AND MATERIALS & THE ETCHING WORKSHOP CAN ONLY HOST 8 PARTICIPANTS.
To sign up for the etching workshop, email Zhané Warren at