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Leeds Print Workshop

130 Vicar Lane

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LS2 7NL

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Drypoint etching is a printing process where lines or marks are scratched or inscribed into a surface which is then printed from. It is usually by the intaglio method, where the incisions are filled with ink and printed from, rather than the relief method which prints from the surface. On this one day class you will make a series of prints using the drypoint technique from plastic and metal printing plates. You will learn how to use drypoint etching tools on plastic and aluminium sheets, oil based inks and our two etching printing presses in the workshop. At the end of the session you will have a series of similar, but increasingly more complex, prints. This progressive change will allow you the opportunity to become familiar with the various stages of the process.

What experience do I need?

This one day workshop is suitable for an absolute beginner or someone who has some previous experience but would like a refresher of the process.

What will I make?

You will make a series of progressively different prints using A5 or A6 printing plates, printed onto A4 or A5 paper. Usually you would expect to make 10 or more variations in a class of this length.

Who is my tutor?

Mick Welbourn is currently the manager of the printmaking workshops at Leeds Arts University, where he has worked for more than twenty years. Over the years he has taught printmaking to adults as well as to A level, Foundation, Degree and Masters students. In 2013 Mick finished his MFA at Leeds University where he was the recipient of the Wilhelmina Barnes Graham Printmaking Scholarship. Mick is also one of the founding committee members of Leeds Print Workshop.

Do I need to bring anything?

All equipment and materials will be provided. This includes cartridge papers, plastic and aluminium printing plates, oil based inks, tissue paper and newsprint paper.
You are advised to bring a portfolio folder along if you have one so you can carry your prints home. We also sell A3 plastic portfolio folders for just £2.50 if you wish to buy one from us.

If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after which no refunds will be issued. Once booked, you cannot transfer to another course.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.

Accessibility

Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible but, due to the nature of the building, Leeds Print Workshop is not wheelchair accessible. There is a step up into the building and four steps down to the toilets, and no accessible toilet facilities. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss accessibility before booking, please don't hesitate to email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.

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