Introduction to Etching
with Ed Porter and Sally Warren
a two day course suitable for beginners or those wishing to brush up their etching skills
Friday February 2 & Friday February 9 (snow date Feb 16 if required)
10 am to 4 pm each day
Mahone Bay Centre
FEE: $185* includes all materials
TO REGISTER: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Participants will be registered on a first come basis. Spaces are very limited for this special program.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This two-day, beginner-friendly studio workshop will introduce participants to the process of etching: drawing an image, etching the image into a zinc alloy plate using a non-toxic etching solution, applying ink to the etched plate (the matrix) and printing the image onto rag paper using an etching press. We will explore a number of ways in which the initial image can be developed – both line (etched and drypoint) and tone (aquatint) and each participant will have the opportunity to carry their idea further to do more printing from their plate. We will also take a look at reproductions of relevant historical and contemporary etchings by prominent artists.