In-person course
in Diss

One-day drypoint Printmaking in Norfolk



Explore drypoint printing with professional tuition from Annette Rolston. Learn a bit about the history of drypoint, look at Rembrandt and at other print reference books. Study the drypoint print and plates of the tutor and other professional printmakers. Transfer a drawing or reproduction A6 to A5 in scale. Trace through drypoint clear acetate material Use professional engraving tools to make a variety of marks, lines and dots to make your design. Learn how to create tonal areas. Learn to ink the plate with AKUA intaglio ink, and polishing and wiping methods to reveal your inked design. Print on an etching press onto dampened papers If time allows add chine colle (coloured 'collaged'areas) Browse another 11 craft studios and exhibitions in the complex

What's included in the price?

AKUA intaglio inks, polishing scrim, acid free tissue, printmaking papers, reference books, drypoint engraving tools, sandpaper, drypoint plates, etching press, blotting paper Teas and coffees and water provided Please bring a packed lunch Please bring an apron and a folder for transporting your prints There is a carpark on Shelfanger Road 3 minutes walk away, called the Heritage Triangle carpark . £4 all day, free on Sundays


1 day (10:15am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.



Annette Rolston

with Craft Courses since 2018

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designermakers21, 21 St. Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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