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Drypoint Workshops at Down County Museum

Down County Museum, The Mall, English Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AH
Drypoint Workshops


Drypoint Workshops

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into a plate with a pointed tool. These lines create a burr that holds ink, meaning that the print reveals the drawing. Intaglio printmaking is the opposite of relief printmaking as it is the sunken areas of the plate that print rather than the raised areas.

Drypoint is an easy technique to get to grips with and is a great method if you would like to take your drawings into print. It's easier than etching as it requires less specialist equipment and no chemicals or acids. Drypoint plates can be made in copper, zinc or plastic.

Drypoint workshops are suitable for both beginners or people who have done some printmaking before but want a refresher. Experience in printmaking is not required as the tutor will guide you through each process in a step-by-step way through demonstrations and showing examples of the different techniques.

To ensure a focused learning experience, the image size for this course will be limited to A5 - A4 size plastic plates printed onto archival paper. This allows you to concentrate on the techniques and create a high-quality print within the workshop's timeframe.

Please bring along an image or idea that inspires you. It could be a drawing, a sketch, or even a photograph.

All materials are provided on this course.

Date: Saturday 18 November

Time: 10am – 4pm (sandwich lunch & materials included)

Venue: Down County Museum

Price: £55/£50 concession

Tutor: Coby Moore

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Ticket£55.00 per ticket
Concession£50.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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