Artist/Illustrator Mai Osawa’s prints are made using various techniques, including: screenprint, drypoint, photopolymer and etching. Since the establishment of our new non-toxic etching facility at the beginning of 2017, Mai has been working almost exclusively in the etching room and is keen to share her skills with those interested in exploring the processes of etching copper and aluminium plates in a safe environment. Mai became our Resident Intaglio Tutor a year ago and oversees all the Intaglio printmaking facilities and courses at the Studio.
This three week course is an opportunity to learn the non-toxic processes we employ in the Etching Room using Ferric Chloride and Copper Sulphate with BIG (Baldwins Ink Ground) and a our self-contained spray booth for applying the Aquatint. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn to use our new etching facility. All basic materials provided with additional plates/paper available to purchase in the studio.
Dates: Mondays 25 February and 4/11 March
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: £160 / Members £150