On Saturday 4th of May at 10:00 join Michael Waight in Peacock Visual Arts printing workshop and learn or brush up on the basics of etching.
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An etching is usually made by scraping off a protective layer of wax that has been applied to the metal surface of the plate. Wherever the metal is exposed the acid can corrode and bite down into the plate thus creating an etching. After cleaning off this wax, your print can be made by rubbing ink into all those bitten lines whilst removing any excess ink from the plate’s surface. This is then run through an etching press, taking the ink from plate to paper.
More detailed technical notes will be available to you on the course, explaining how to make plates and also how to ink these up.
This class is suitable for ages 16+ and no experience is required.
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Image (detail from): H L MENCKEN | RALPH STEADMAN | AVAILABLE TO BUY AT PEACOCK VISUAL ARTS