This course will cover the techniques for making and printing varied edition drypoint prints on a variety of delicate Japanese papers, like mulberry and gampi tissue. Prints made on Japanese paper have an ethereal, translucent quality unlike prints made on heavier papers and can be layered, made into books and Chine-colléd onto western papers for more traditional prints.
You will work on aluminium plates; aluminium is a soft metal, which allows for a wide range of beautiful mark making and tonal wiping techniques. Drypoint is a drawing-based printmaking technique, so you are encouraged to bring sketchbooks and pre-prepared drawings and images to the first day of this course. This course is suitable for students of all levels of experience and skill.