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Sun, 13 Sept


Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

Etching Basics with aquatint - 13 September 2020 - SOLD OUT

Learn how to create your own rich zinc plate etchings

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Etching Basics with aquatint - 13 September 2020 - SOLD OUT
Etching Basics with aquatint - 13 September 2020 - SOLD OUT

Time & Location

13 Sept 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Previous experience is not required.

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.

Most materials will be provided (inks, ground, tarlaton) but you will need to bring a zinc plate and some printing paper. Also bring some ideas for your print, enclosed shoes, apron, own drink and lunch.

Suitable for beginners.

NB A further course is scheduled where participants will be able to extend their knowledge with multi plate printing.

Covid Safety: Due to NPW’s Covid Policy - at present these workshops are limited to 6 participants to ensure we comply with social distancing. The workshop will be sanitised prior to, during, and after the class. Please bring your own disposable gloves for hygiene purposes.

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 eight years and a committee member for seven.


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