Inverlochy Art School in Wellington are offering a workshop
called Just Add Colour - Colour (Intaglio) Printmaking
as part of their Summer School programme
from 9-13 January 2012
|Christine Porter (AU), Moon Dreamer, 2010|
Multi-plate colour etching, 6x7cm, edition of 90
This workshop concentrates on the printing part of (intaglio) print-making.
Five days of exploring the many ways of adding colour
to an already etched plate or on plates created in class.
There’ll be no actual etching with acid this week:
the cheap easy drypoint alternatives are a way to learn transferable skills
and as legitimate artwork in themselves.
Working small at first, we will create a library of marks and techniques –
each student will compile and bind their many inking, wiping
and printing experiments into a self-printed, studio resource artists’ book.
Most will edition at least one print.
Topics include comparing various inks, selective wiping, blending and mixing colours,
spot colours, multi-plate printing, ink alternatives, the safe studio and much more.
Both beginning and experienced printmakers are welcomed and catered for.
Tutor: Christine Porter
Australian professional artist, teacher and editioning printer
Christine Porter has achieved global success with her artwork.
Her etchings have been exhibited in galleries across Australia and internationally.
Her Bachelor of Visual Arts (majoring in Printmaking) from Southern Cross University
has heightened her understanding of contemporary art practice
without it changing her knowledge of traditional methods and image making processes.
She loves just about everything to do with printmaking
and enjoys the challenge of teaching in a multi-level classroom.