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Course outline: Exploring Drypoint Etching with Chine-colle
Explore the beautiful printmaking technique of drypoint with an emphasis on texture and quality of line. We will draw directly into acetate and metallic card sheets to create varied mark-making which when printed through an etching press will create rich velvety lines.
We will produce multiple prints inspired by the gardens and will experiment with different ways of inking to add subtle colour. We can also explore Chine-colle layers of colour as well as adding a flash of texture with collagraph layers.
This intaglio printmaking process is perfect for beginners as the transparent plates offer the option to trace from preparatory drawings or photographs. For the more confident, drypoint is ideal for artists looking to expand their practice.
The theme is individual to you but I will have a variety of starting points. Animal and pet portraits always work well too.
Costs: £55 per workshop
All materials will be included in the price as well as entry to the gardens.
To secure a place please contact Emma Taylor by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07540191437
About Emma Taylor
She studied Fine Art in Cardiff at the University of Wales in the early 90’s with one foot in the painting studios but gravitating to the warmth of the printmaking studios. Her work embodies the two disciplines with collagraphs produced with paint, card and carborundum and cut into integrate intaglio and relief printmaking.
Emma has worked as an Art teacher for many years with a focus on GCSE and A Level in a highly successful Art department in Sussex and held the position of Head Of Art for five years before leaving to focus on her family and printmaking.
Her wealth of experience and expertise in education has inspired countless students and they, in turn, have opened her eyes to the joys of returning to her own creativity.
Emma returns for her forth season of teaching at Sussex Prairie Garden.