Etching Developer Classes
Etching Development Class consists of 6 separate evenings.
Etcher and artist Jessica Crisp will teach a series of in-depth classes to aid you in developing your skills in each 3-hour session. Through examples, demonstration and hands on learning you can work on trouble shooting issues you have been coming up against and learning new etching processes.
Feel free to bring plates/prints you have been working on, there will be opportunties to discuss, and trouble shoot your work in progess.
Choose the class you want and book on that date. You can add multiple classes to your basket.
This class is for people with recent Etching experience. Please do not book if you are not familiar with basics of Etching at Edinburgh Printmakers.
Mon 8 April: Multi-Plate Registration
• Jessica will demonstrate registration and printing techniques for plate preperation and printing of multi plate etchings. We will go through calendaring paper, use of press, registration blocks and positioning of blankets for sucessful editioning of multi-plate etchings.
Tues 9 April: Inking/A la poupee/relief rolls
This class will look in depth at inking up techniques for etching. Beginning with simple scrim and tissue wiping and going through hand wiping, use of hot plate, A la poupee inking and wiping and finishing with relief roll.
Wed 10 April: Photo Etching Trouble Shooting
We will zip through the process of making a photo etching test strip together. Going through plate prep, image preperation on photoshop, film lamination, use of aquatint screen, exposure development, test biting, selective application of aquatint and lenght of etch. Bring an image you would like to work on. Feel free to bring what you are working on for discussion and troubleshooting.
Thurs 11 April: Aquatint Trouble Shooting
We will go through the process of making a copper aquatint strip. Going through plate prep, application of aquatint, percentage coverage, use of stop outs, use for the ferric tank for etching, removal of stop outs and accumulative aquatinting. Feel free to bring plates you are working on for discussion and troubleshooting.
Fri 12 April: Spit bite with ferric chloride
We will make small copper spit bite test plates together. Going through application of aquatint, set up of safe mordant working area, use of concentrated ferric chloride, timings and cumulative etching.
Sat 13 April: Crayon lift
Use of crayon lift to experiment with positive drawn crayon marks on copper plates. We will each make a crayon drawing on prepared copper plates. Crayon lift is based on the resistance between oil and water and can be seen in full effect in the work of Barbara Rae and John Bellamy.
Course Times 6pm - 9pm
Tutor Jessica Crisp
- 8-13 April 2024
- Print Studio
- Adult 16+