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Sun, 10 Nov


Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

Etching Basics - Sold Out

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Etching Basics - Sold Out
Etching Basics - Sold Out

Time & Location

10 Nov 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

About the Event

Sorry - this workshop has now sold out. Another course has been scheduled for February however - details can be found under Workshops on my website.

In this one day workshop using zinc plates and copper sulphate participants will learn how to prepare their plates, apply a hard ground and add colour using chine colle. By the end of the course everyone should have created a zinc plate with an image and have printed it intaglio ready for framing. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Some materials will be provided but you will need to provide a zinc plate and printing paper.

NB A further course may be scheduled where participants will be able to extend their knowledge with multi plate printing, soft ground and open bite.

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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