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Expressionist Etching – A Masterclass with Marcus Rees Roberts – Friday 15 May

May 15 @ 10:00 - 17:00 BST


We are delighted to announce that artist Marcus Rees Roberts will be joining us at Ochre Print Studio in May to give a further Masterclass in his printmaking techniques. It will be a day of demonstrations and explorations with many opportunities to ask questions and seek advice with the emphasis on etching with copper. Those attending will learn about the influence of Expressionism on Marcus’ copper etching practice and have the opportunity to create mid-sized (A4’ish), dark, dramatic and expressive copper plate etchings as the day goes on.

Marcus will begin the day with a talk about his work, its influences and how he develops ideas and narratives in his own work.

All materials will be provided and no previous experience or specialist knowledge of etching is required, although experience of working in a print room would be advantageous. Those attending this Masterclass are encouraged to bring their own plates and prints for Marcus to review during the day.

Date: Friday 15 May
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: £105/ Members £100

Following his degree in English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Marcus Rees Roberts wrote a thesis on German Expressionist Cinema at the Slade School of Fine Art; this was followed by a second postgraduate degree in Printmaking. He was a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art from 1980 to 1995, when he returned to London to live and work. Until 2016, he was a visiting tutor on the Visual Arts postgraduate course at West Dean College.

His work is held in the collections of the British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Ashmolean Museum, University College London, Pallant House Gallery, The Scottish Arts Council,  Blackburn City Museum, The Sackner Archive, Muzeul Florean, Romania.

The Saturday Open Access Etching Club in 2020

If you are an Ochre Print Studio member, after the course you will be able to continue your copper etching work during our Open Access sessions.  On most  Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, including 16th May, the day after this workshop, an etching technician, Mai Osawa or Sarah Cliff, will be on duty and available to offer advice to those using the etching facilities.  For details on becoming an Ochre Print Studio member and to book an Open Access session, click HERE


May 15
10:00 - 17:00
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Ochre Print Studio, Lockwood Centre
Westfield Road, Slyfield Industrial Estate
Guildford, Surrey GU1 1RR United Kingdom
07930 384753


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MMR/EtchingMasterclass/150520£105.00Expressionist Etching - A Masterclass with Marcus Rees Roberts - Friday 15 May