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Sun, 19 May


Wild Learning

Etching Basics

Learn how to create your own rich zinc plate etchings. Suitable for beginners. All materials provided.

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Etching Basics
Etching Basics

Time & Location

19 May 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wild Learning, 111 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock NSW 2325, Australia

About the Event

In this one day workshop using zinc plates and copper sulphate participants will learn how to prepare their plates, apply a hard ground and achieve tone using spray paint as an aquatint. By the end of the course everyone should have created a zinc plate with an image and have printed it intaglio ready for framing. Some materials will be provided. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

NB A further course is scheduled for Sunday 21 July where participants will be able to extend their knowledge using chine colle to add colour and texture. Book this course and the Lino printing course, 16 June, and receive a discount of $25-40 overall.

Etching is a rich medium where an image is scratched, drawn or painted onto a metal plate and the image etched into the plate. A range of marks can be created and, after etching, ink is applied to the plate. A print is created by placing dampened paper onto the plate and passing both through a press.

About your tutor: Amanda Donohue studied printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). She has been a printmaker for over twenty years, specialising in etching but also interested in lino, dry point, screen printing and collagraphs. Amanda has been a member of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop for seven years and a committee member for six. See more about Amanda at

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