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 Etching Workshops 2024

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Workshops every Thursday starting Thursday March 14th 2024. 10am-4pm.​

 Etching Workshops are now up and running- come and try your hand for a day, and come away with some finished etchings!


Suitable for beginners, as well as those with experience of etching who wish to develop their work further. £85.00 per day. Includes a copper plate and high quality printing paper. Join at any time. No obligation to do more than one day.
The course will cover:
Methods of etching including: hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, drypoint, use of ferric chloride, use of colour inks. Printing methods. How to print to a high standard, using high-quality printmaking papers.
Beginners will be taught all the basic processes to enable you to work independently. I will help you to select methods with which you can create your own images. Tools will all be provided. All printmaking inks, chemicals and other materials will be provided. The classes will be small, with a maximum of 4-5 people. This ensures that plenty of help/tuition is available to each person. As the work develops, students may wish to purchase more plates and paper, and this will be supplied at cost price. You will have the use of two etching presses during the workshop. All you need to bring are clothes that you don’t mind getting ink on, and/or an apron.
The sessions will be held in the grounds of East Pines, Mettingham. The studio is set in rambling gardens, surrounded by trees and fields. A perfect space for developing skills and ideas, supported by expert tuition. Coffee and tea (and cake!) etc. will be available. Bring a packed lunch.
I am a painter and printmaker and teacher. I studied Fine Art at Camberwell and Norwich Schools of Art, graduating with 1st Class Hons in Fine Art Printmaking. I then specialised in postgraduate printmaking at The Slade. I exhibit paintings and etchings nationally and internationally. I have been teaching Art at all levels since 1992.

For enquiries and bookings, contact me by phone, email or book online.
Dom Theobald
East Pines, Mettingham, NR35 1TD
Phone: 07747 754608
Email: dominictheobald1@gmail.com. Website:domtheobald.com
Instagram: @dominictheobald

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