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Drypoint Printmaking at designermakers21 craft centre in Diss, Norfolk

Duration: One day from 10.30am to 4.30pm

Price: £65

Run by: Annette Rolston
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21 St. Nicholas Street
IP22 4LB

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About the Course

Join a small group to 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)

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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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 biscuits provided

Please bring a packed lunch
Please bring an apron and a folder for transporting your prints

3 parking spaces outside the crafts centre, a carpark on Shelfanger Road 3 minutes walk away, free on Sundays

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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