Workshop: Drypoint & Etching on Aluminium, 26-29Nov, Kerikeri

A 4 day print workshop covering drypoint and etching with aluminium
10am - 4pm on Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 November

During this workshop you will learn about;
Drypoint is a direct engraving process using tools to score and scratch lines into a metal plate.  The lines form a burr giving drypoint prints a distinctive velvety look.  It's a quick process using no chemicals.
Line Etching with Aluminium, using non-toxic printmaking techniques, acrylic resists and etching with copper sulphate/salt.
Lift Resist Etching with Aluminium, using Kremelta to make painterly, gestural marks, acrylic resists and etching with copper sulphate/salt.
Printing combinations of drypoint, line and lift resist, multi-plate registration & printing, colour printing etc.

Tutored by Mark Graver, who is professional artist/printmaker and qualified art teacher, specialising in non-toxic acrylic resist etching. Mark is author of the printmaking handbook Non-Toxic Printmaking (2011, A&C Black, London).
All techniques are non-toxic. No acids or petroleum solvents are used in the studio.
Etching is with metal salt solutions, printing with water based Akua intaglio inks.

The workshop is $120 per person per day including materials.
No experience is necessary and you don't have to come to all 4 days as each day will concentrate on one technique but priority will be given to those wanting more than 1 day. Booking is essential as places are limited - contact us to reserve a place

If you are from out of town, Wharepuke also have onsite self-contained accommodation that costs $160 per night per cottage (2 people). 
Limited availability so contact asap if needed for booking.