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Course Title: Introduction to Etching with Zinc

July 2nd – July 30th 2019 (Tuesday evenings 6-9pm)

Course cost : $220 + tax // plus materials cost ($50) to be paid to tutor
This course will give you an introduction to etching with zinc using hard ball ground. As a result of this course, you will gain a good understanding of using zinc plates and hard ground etching techniques – from preparing the plate, applying hard ball ground, making marks, and using nitric acid safely through to preparing your paper and pulling your print using an etching press. The course is led by Maya U Schueller Elmes, a printmaker from London, UK with over 10 years printmaking and teaching experience in community arts and adult education in both the UK and Canada.
Skill level: beginner / refresher / suitable for printmakers at any level who are curious about use of hard ball ground as an alternative to liquid hard ground.
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Course Title:  Introduction to Etching: Drypoint

September 10October 2 (Tuesday evenings 6 – 9)
four 3-hour sessions
Instructor: Erin Taniguchi

Cost: $225 + approx. $50 materials cost for each student

This course is a comprehensive introduction to simple dry point techniques using sharp implements to create line work and tonal variation through scratching the surface of a copper plate. Students will gain a good understanding of how to produce a dry point print, from plate preparation through to pulling a small edition of prints.  This course is suitable for beginners or for artists who want to learn a new process.

Erin Taniguchi is an editorial illustrator and printmaker, with nine years of printmaking experience. Her primary mediums are linocut and copper etching.

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Upcoming classes

Courses in August and September


Intro to Etching with a British Twist

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Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, from September 11 – October  2nd 2018
Fee:  $175 + GST
$50 for supplies

Course description :  This course will give you an introduction to etching with Zinc using a hard ball ground. The course is led by Maya U Schueller-Elmes, a printmaker from London, UK with over 10 years printmaking and teaching experience. She will bring the skills she has learnt through community arts engagement and teaching experience gained through being part of the printmaking technician team at London’s Central St Martin’s school of art to this course – introducing students to a set of techniques which are more traditionally used in the UK. As a result of this course, you will gain a good understanding of using zinc plates and hard ground etching techniques – from preparing the plate, applying hard ball ground, making marks, and using nitric acid safely through to preparing your paper and pulling your print using an etching press.

Skill level: beginner / refresher / suitable for printmakers at any level who are curious about use of hard ball ground as an alternative to liquid hard ground.


Multi Plate Mixed Media

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Instructor: Maria Tratt
2 Saturdays in September 8 and 15, 10:00 to 4pm
Fee:  $165.00 + GST
$20 for materials (approximately)
50% deposit required to hold a spot.
 
In this playful and imaginative approach to printmaking, students will learn to create unique, multi-coloured, multi-plate prints by combining monotype and collagraph techniques.

MONOTYPES: The Painterly Print

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Instructor: Heather Aston
7 weeks Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30
October 9, 2018 to November 20, 2018
Fee: $295.00 + GST.  There will be a $5 in-class fee for inks to be paid to the instructor.
Only 9 spots!
50% deposit required to hold a spot.

How to register

DPW plans to offer a linocut course next Spring May 4 & 11, 2019