Starts Tuesday 3rd November, take some time out for yourself as the Christmas rush approaches, and you will be calm and relaxed.
What is an etching?
Etching is traditionally the process of using acid or some other chemical to cut into the unprotected parts
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. 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.