Salt Etching with Photo Resist Film

JOIN ARTIST AND BPW MEMBER & STUDIO TECHNICIAN DÓNALL BILLINGS ON THIS 4 WEEK EXPERIMENTAL ETCHING COURSE SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS

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.

The course runs on three consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday 8th December 6 - 9pm and on the Saturday 19th December 11am-2pm

Class Dates: 

Tue 8 Dec 2020

Tue 15 Dec 2020

Sat 19 Dec 2020

Tue 22 Dec 2020

Our class sizes are limited to five 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

  • An etching plate and a print

Event Details

Event Date: 
Tuesday 08 December 2020 - 18:00 to Tuesday 22 December 2020 - 21:00

Category: 

BPW Workshop
Type of training: 
Evening

Cost

£120

Register for this event: 

3 slots available

Contact Details

[email protected] or telephone 02890 231 323

Address: 

Cotton Court
30-42 Waring Street
Belfast
BT1 2ED
United Kingdom