20 January – 10 March 2018 on Saturdays
The Etching Workshop is an introduction to drypoint, hardground -, softground etching, step-bite aquatint, liftground aquatint, spitbite aquatint and mezzotint and printing techniques.
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. Hardground etching is a way of making fine crisp line-work, whereas softground 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 -, liftground – and spitbite aquatint. Step-biting involves the building up of the image from highlights, to light tones, to mid-tones to shadows to darks. Liftground aquatint allows for an image to be created in the positive as apposed to the reverse as is common in step-biting. Spitbite 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.
DATES for the Etching Workshop
20/1, 27/1, 3/2, 10/2, 17/2, 24/2, 3/3 & 10/3; on Saturdays
TIMES for the Etching Workshop
9am – 3pm
COST for the Etching Workshop
Book a single session of the Etching Workshop – for those who have some experience in etching and would like to deepen their knowledge, learn a new technique or refresh their memories.
R950.00 for a single session*
ACTIVITIES FOR ETCHING WORKSHOP
Session 1, Sat 20 January 2018
What is intaglio? On this day Zhané will demonstrate the drypoint technique and the printing of a drypoint.
Each participant will make a drypoint while facilitated by Zhané with the plate production and printing.
Session 2, Sat 27 January 2018
On this day Zhané will demonstrate the hardground etching technique and the printing of a hard ground plate.
Each participant will etch a plate with hard ground while facilitated by Zhané with the plate production and printing.
Session 3, Sat 3 February 2018
On this day Zhané will demonstrate the softground etching technique.
Each participant will etch a plate with soft ground while facilitated by Zhané with the plate production and printing.
Session 4, Sat 10 February 2018
On this day Zhané will demonstrate the softground impression technique.
Each participant will etch a plate with soft ground impressions while facilitated by Zhané with the plate production and printing.
Session 5, Sat 17 February 2018
On this day Zhané will demonstrate the step-bite aquatint technique.
Each participant will etch a plate with step-bite aquatint while facilitated by Zhané with the plate production and printing.
Session 6, Sat 24 February 2018
On this day Zhané will demonstrate the liftground technique.
Each participant will etch a plate with lift-ground aquatint while facilitated by Zhané with the plate production and printing.
Session 7, Sat 3 March 2018
On this day Zhané will demonstrate the spitbite aquatint technique.
Each participant will etch a plate with spit-bite aquatint while facilitated by Zhané with the plate production and printing.
Session 8, Sat 10 March 2018
Each participant is expected to etch a plate of combined techniques while facilitated by Zhané. A combination or a single technique can be employed; the success of the print will be dependent on a balance of technique and image. The printing of the plate must be executed autonomously.
NEED TO KNOW
- Copperplate size: approximately 20 x 15 cm
- Each participant is required to use their own source material / visual vocabulary for the workshop.
- Each participant is required to bring along stationary and an etching needle / scribe / dentist tool i.e. instrument with sharp point and set of pewter tools, for sale at Deckle Edge.
- Bring along your own apron, if you have one. If you don’t have one, then there are aprons available at the studio to wear.
- The prints will be pinned onto the wall in order to dry flat and for all to view during each session. All the prints can be taken home at the end of the workshop.
- The workshop can only host 8 participants.
- The workshop will only take place with a minimum of 6 participants.
GO HOME WITH
8 matrices and at least one print of each.
Instructors for Etching Workshop is Zhané Warren & Rupert Green
Warren, a master printer, is the founder and director of Warren Editions, and is the head printer on many of the projects at Warren Editions.
*THE PRICE INCLUDES VAT AND MATERIALS.
To sign up for the etching workshop, email Zhané Warren at email@example.com or phone 021 461 6070.
The TERMS for participating in the Etching Workshop are:
Your participation in the Etching Workshop is secured upon payment.
If you cancel your participation in the Etching Workshop, you can arrange to have a friend take your place or sell your spot. If neither is possible for you and no new participant signs up for the Etching Workshop then Warren Editions is unable to reimburse you.
Warren Editions reserves the right to re-schedule the dates of the Etching Workshop. And, Warren Editions will consider your schedule when establishing new dates. If Warren Editions cancels the Etching Workshop then 100% of the fee will be reimbursed to you.