Etching is a method of making prints from a metal plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised by acid. The copperplate is first coated with an acid-resistant substance, called the etching ground, through which the design is drawn with a sharp tool. The plate is then exposed to nitric acid or dutch mordant, which eats away those areas of the plate unprotected by the ground, forming a pattern of recessed lines. These lines hold theink, and, when the plate is applied to moist paper, the design transfers to the paper, making a finished print.
What you’ll learn :
This course will be offering you the chance to learn the method of etching with a professional artist providing enthusiastic tuition and advice at a high technical Level. Our Introduction to Etching course allows participants to work on their own copper plates, experiment first with hard ground and soft ground, then adding tone using aquatint techniques. Participants will print examples of each of these processes and leave with these prints and their plates.
Wal Chirachaisakul recently received his Bachelor’s degree in printmaking from P.S.G Silapakorn University. He specialises in mezzotint technique and is the recipient of several print contests in Thailand and abroad. He will be teaching in English and Thai.
Copper plate, etching tools, inks, press, fabriano and canson paper.
Start date : Wednesday november 12, 2014 - 10 am to 1pm
Price for 5 classes : 9,600 thb
Limited to 6 students
Students must be over 16 years old to participate
The class will be conducted in English, the professor also speaks Thai.
- Registration must be at least 3 days ahead of the first class.
- The first payment will have to be settled at least 3 days ahead of the first class.
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