Etching Class at the Fremantle Arts Centre

Starts this Saturday the 9th of May! Take some time out for yourself explore etching. Enroll now phone the Fremante Arts Centre on 9432 9555

What is an etching?

Etching is traditionally the process of using acid or some other chemical to cut into the unprotected parts

Various etchings and copper etching plates by Shana James
Various etchings and copper etching plates by Shana James

of a metal plate to create a design incised into the metal plate. As a method of printmaking it is, one of the most important techniques for old master prints, and remains in wide use today.
There are different ways you can etch different metals in this class we will be etching on copper with a Ferrric Chloride Solution known as Edinburgh Etch which is a non toxic way of etching, no acid and excellent results. For this reason sometimes High School Art Teachers come and learn the process to teach in Schools. But you don’t have to have done the process before the class is suitable for beginners too.
The beautiful fine lines created with etching are similar to those obtained from pen and ink drawings that non-printmakers may be familiar with. Like a pen and ink drawing you can add a watercolour wash to the finished line work, the advantage being you can print it several times, giving you the capacity to try out different colours. Or print the line work in Black or Sepia and try out the image in different ways, you can always print another.
Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremantle Arts Centre

Hope to see you in my Saturday Etching Class it goes for 6 weeks from 10am – 1pm, costs $270 and will be a lot of fun, great way to spend a Saturday. see more images of etchings here https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=etching
Go to my previous post Come up and see my etchings. http://shanajames.com/blog/2015/04/30/come-up-and-see-my-etchings/