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Sun, 25 Aug


Finite Gallery

Etching Basics 2 at Finite Gallery

Learn how to create your own rich zinc plate etchings and add colour with chine-colle. Suitable for beginners.

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Etching Basics 2 at Finite Gallery
Etching Basics 2 at Finite Gallery

Time & Location

25 Aug 2019, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Finite Gallery, 60 Caves Beach Rd, Caves Beach NSW 2281, Australia

About the Event

A one day workshop on traditional and modern etching techniques using zinc plates and copper sulphate. Participants will learn how to prepare their plates, apply a hard ground, transfer their image, and then ink and print their image. We will also explore chine-colle to add colour to the images. This is achieved using delicate paper, such as Japanese paper, placing it on the inked plate and running it through the press to bond the collé paper to the print. By the end of the course everyone should have created a zinc plate with an image and have printed it intaglio ready for framing.

Tickets $100 via Finite Gallery ( 0419 471 660).

Most materials will be provided. A great workshop for beginners to get a taste for printmaking - see here what previous participants have created.

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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