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Drypoint etching and chine collé: Thursday 26 October 2023

Drypoint etching and chine collé



Tutor: Susie Turner
Date: Thursday 26th October 2023
Time: 10:00-16:00
Cost: £70
Location: Classroom

This workshop will introduce participants to the simple technique of Drypoint Etching and Chine Collé using the rich collection of botanical specimens, found objects and wildlife in the Botanic Garden as inspiration. Participants will learn how to transfer line drawings into unique fine art prints.

Drypoint is the simplest and most direct form of intaglio fine art printmaking. It lends itself to drawing and mark making. Chine collé describes the technique of adding colour and texture, using starch paste and lightweight archival papers. At the start of the workshop, participants will learn how to prepare and select suitable artwork and then how to transfer simple drawings onto drypoint plates. The tutor will show examples of finished prints and demonstrate how to safely use the drypoint tools. After lunch, participants will learn how to ink up and print their prepared drypoint plates, using oil-based inks and a small etching press. A selection of ready prepared archival papers will be available for chine collé.


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If you need to cancel your booking, please inform the Learning Office in writing as soon as possible at 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE or email [email protected] The cancellation is effective from the date that your written confirmation is received. If you cancel with more than 4 weeks' notice we will refund your balance less 20% to cover administration.


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