Experimental Salt Etch with Dónall Billings
Aluminium salt etching uses sodium chloride and copper sulphate to produce deep black tonal qualities in the plate akin to an aquatint. This is an experimental course combining traditional and digital printmaking techniques to achieve surprising and unique results. You will explore resists made of various materials to achieve a range of tone, texture and depth in the prints. The course will also combine the use of Photoresist film with hand drawn imagery and mark making.
This four week evening course is aimed at beginners or those with some experience who would like to become comfortable and experiment more with the etching process. You will learn how to operate the press and etchants (chemicals) safely, which will prove useful in continuing on your printmaking practice. All materials are provided but a high-contrast, digital image will be required for exposing onto the photo-resist film.
4 Week, Tuesday Evening Course; 6pm - 9pm September 10th - October 1st.
Our class sizes are limited and only payment secures your place - if online booking is not for you please don't worry - you can still book and pay for classes by cash or cheque in person at the workshop, contact us prior to visiting, by email to: [email protected] or telephone 02890 231 323.