ONLINE Drypoint, Cardcut & Tetrapak Printing - Wed 6th March 2024 at 10am
Included in this ONLINE class:
- 2 hours of live, expert tuition in a small & friendly class
- Unlimited access to watch again until 5th May 2024
- High quality, downloadable handouts
- Opportunities to seek feedback from your tutor & connect with fellow students via our online blackboard
BOOKING DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wed 6th March at 8am UK TIME
Tutor: Karen Carter
Class timings (UK time)
Wed 6th March 10am - 12pm
Equipment & materials list
Next up in our 'Printing without a Press' series, is this two-hour class exploring the processes of drypoint, cardcut and tetrapak printing.
A fun low-tech version of drypoint etching that you can do at home without a press. Working on a small scale with a minimum of specialist materials we will produce a selection of plates and prints using a dessert spoon and a bit of elbow grease!
We’ll create three different sorts of plates – one on plastic (family-size dessert containers are great for this!) and two on laminated card (the inside of juice cartons work well)….one of these will be predominantly linework, the other will explore tone and texture. Once we’ve made our plates, either to your own designs or from the templates provided, we’ll go through different inking methods from simple black & white, progressing into colour using various techniques.
Then the exciting bit – getting your prints on paper – a metal spoon, a bit of muscle power (you’re going to be the printing press!) and tips on how to achieve a sharp image. A fun and versatile process – no experience needed.
Specific skills you will learn
- Creating a drypoint etching plate on plastic
- Creating cardcuts and line images on laminated card (tetrapaks)
- Basic inking & printing techniques for intaglio & relief images
- Playing with colour and wiping variations
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Karen will offer feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.