Master Print Making & Etching Workshop with Sisetta Zappone
Date(s) - 25/10/2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thames-Side Print Studio
An amazing chance to work in a fully equipped professional print studio in an exclusive workshop with artist and printmaker Sisetta Zappone!
Join Sisetta for a day of printmaking workshop in a for all levels using a mix of materials and water-based inks.
This one day master course will give you the unique opportunity to learn in one of the biggest art studio complexes in Europe, Thames-side Studios. The print studio is the shared home of 80 printmakers that work in a variety of techniques and fields, textile printing, screen printing and etching. Places are limited to just four participants to allow for social distancing and full use of equipment so you will receive lots of one to one tuition and advice.
We will focus on learning the techniques of etching, employed by masters as Goya, Blake and Piranesi to create beautiful images.
You will make a design on a waxed metal plate and then immerse it in the acid bath. You will then also ink and print your image using an original old fashioned etching press.
The course does not require any previous experience or existing drawing skills- and is designed to give you an insight into printing practice allowing time and space to experiment and gain confidence on this new skill.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
• Acknowledge and master the technique of Acid etching.
• Recognize and memorize the main tools and materials used in the process.
• Be independent producing your own templates and prints, learning all the steps of the processes.
• Be able to use an etching press and create your printing proofs in a variety of methods
Materials and what you will need:
All materials and resources are included in the course fee.
We recommended you bring your notebook/sketchbook and pen/pencils with you. You will be provided all you need in the classroom, but if you have previous experience in printmaking and know your favourite materials feel welcome to bring those along (inks/paper/ old metal plates you have made), and also with some samples of your former work.
Master Printmaking & Etching Workshop with Sisetta Zappone
Sunday 25 October
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm (bring your lunch!)
Thames-Side Print Studio, Unit 4, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London SE18 5NR