Copper sulphate etching
Copper sulphate etching is a non-toxic method of etching onto metal plates to create a surface to print from. The results are very similar to traditional forms of etching but without the use of harmful chemicals. We will be etching onto aluminium plates, exploring different ways to create marks with lines and tones. Students will work on an experimental mark-making plate before moving onto a more defined image on a second plate. Students will also be taught how to ink up and print on the etching press.
This course is suitable for all levels. Cost £60.
All equipment will be provided including ideas of subject matter you can work with, but you may want to bring ideas and images of your own. Also bring an apron.
Fiona Rimmer is an Art and Design graduate of Lancaster University. She worked as a secondary school Art and Graphics teacher for 12 years before leaving to set up her own practice as a printmaker and freelance teacher. She runs a small studio in Overton, Hampshire where she specialises in non-toxic etching. She has recently exhibited at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, USA.
Refreshments and parking
Tea and coffee will be on hand during the day, please bring a packed lunch.
Parking is available outside the centre.