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Dry Point Etching and Monoprinting with lucy gell

May 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sun 11 March 2018 10am – 4pm
Sun 20 May 2018 10am – 4pm

£45 per person per session (£35 concession)

Course limited to 8 people only

Tea and coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch. There are also cafes and shops nearby.

All materials are included in the course, including ink and paper.

Pay online or download Booking Form HERE

Dry point etching is an intaglio print process using acrylic sheets, aluminum or silver card. This inexpensive direct and beautiful printmaking technique can produce simple, strong images with emphasis on the texture and quality of line.
The intaglio process is when the ink is held in the contours and grooves of the surface of the plate.

Monoprinting printmaking produces spontaneous one-off prints with quick, exciting results. The course will include two different monoprinting techniques. One technique involves drawing on the back of paper which has been placed directly onto a smooth inked surface, giving the image a beautiful quality to the line. The second technique starts with a plate that is cut to size to fit the bed of the etching press that is then inked up in various ways using different colours, textured material and then is hand pulled through the etching press using printmaking paper. The results of both can be very exciting.

Dry Point Etching – Course Content.
1. Introduction to Dry point etching using acrylic sheets and silver card. Explaining the two different processes with a short demonstration which will include preparing a plate, inking and printing it on the etching press.
2. Explore the different ways of mark making using various tools and methods of creating texture and line.
3. Work on plates to prepare for inking and printing. Experiment with different ways of inking and cleaning of the plate to achieve the desired effect.
4. Ink and print multiple prints within time of workshop.

Images can be printed up to A4 in size, due to size of etching press.

All materials are included in the course, including ink and paper.

Please bring found images or drawings to work from.

Monoprinting Printmaking – Course Content
1. A short introduction to monoprinting printmaking, showing the two different course options. Both options are available to try during the day.

2. Produce monoprints from still life supplied.

3. Create monoprints from your own drawings and designs.

4. Use an etching press to create original monoprints using stencils and different material provided.

Please bring found images or drawings to work from.

All materials are included in the course, including ink and paper.

Course Feedback –

“An excellent course, thank you!”

“All extremely good, loved it all!”

“An enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, Lucy was very supportive, encouraging, and patient.”

“I enjoyed trying out various techniques and seeing other peoples approaches.”

“A patient teacher full of positivity and ideas!”

website: http://www.lucygell.com

Lucy studied illustration and graphic design at Staffordshire University after which she pursued a career as a puppet animator working for Cosgrove Hall Films in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester. She animated on children’s television programmes such as Postman Pat, Andy Pandy and Noddy. During 2001 Lucy attended an evening class in printmaking and that is when her passion with the technique began. Lucy now designs and hand prints etchings and screen prints of an animal nature with a strong emphasis on character and humour as well as design and presentation. Lucy’s images have been heavily influenced by her animation career and by children’s book illustrators that she loved as a child. Her work can be seen at many art exhibitions and galleries across the country.


May 20, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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