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Sun, 22 Sept


Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

Etching Basics

Learn how to create your own rich zinc plate etchings

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Etching Basics
Etching Basics

Time & Location

22 Sept 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Rd, Adamstown NSW 2303, Australia

About the Event

In this workshop you should expect to create at least 3 prints on papers of your choice ready to take home for framing or to create greetings cards. A great workshop for beginners to get a taste for printmaking - see here what previous participants have created.

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.

NB A further course may be scheduled where participants will be able to extend their knowledge with multi plate printing, chine colle and stencils. Please let me know if you are interested.

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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    This is a ticket for one person for the one day Etching Basics course. Tickets are available via Eventbrite

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