Over a series of four lessons students will be shown three forms of printmaking: collagraph, dry point and copper sulphate etching of aluminium which are easy to continue at home. Techniques will be demonstrated, instruction sheets provided and most requirements supplied within the course fee.
This short course is suitable for students who want to try printmaking or have had minimal printmaking experience. Students should bring along any ideas, in the form of drawings, their own photographs (or similar) to create imagery.
about image composition and image selection
preparing the different etching plates
how to achieve tone and different types of line
how to ink your plate and print your image in different ways
The techniques used are relatively non-toxic and can be used at home.
Is this course right for me?
This course is for all levels. The most important thing is an enthusiasm to learn a wonderful medium. Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of three printmaking techniques and take home a stunning portfolio of limited edition prints, ready to frame.
About our printmaking facilities
We have two printing presses suitable for intaglio and relief printing techniques. At our school we teach ‘safe’ printmaking techniques. That is, we don’t use acid baths or aquatinting boxes with rosin.
Located conveniently in Sydney’s inner west, Art Est. provides a boutique learning experience in a stylish light-filled warehouse. Our class sizes are kept to only 10-12 students, ensuring each student receives the individual tuition they need.
Classes are available weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings. We also have a great range of single day weekend art workshops available, a perfect option for visitors to Sydney looking for things to do, or for someone who doesn’t have time to commit to a term class.