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Sun 18th February 2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
John Robinson

Drypoint – Just like etching without the acid With John Robinson


Drypoint is an Intaglio process, using a sharp needle to scribe into a plate. Ink is applied to the plate and wiped back to reveal the image. Paper that has been softened by soaking is laid onto the plate and compressed through an etching press. The resulting image has a slight fuzzy edge that is unique to the drypoint process.

Working with small plates, we start with a recycled milk bottle, try a plastic plate and finish with an aluminium or copper plate. You will take home at least three prints.

This is a good introduction to printmaking, suitable for beginners or those who need a refresh of technique.

John Robinson operates Moving Creature Studio in Lindisfarne and has an extensive background in Printing and Printmaking. Including a teacher at TAFE, Technical Officer in Printmaking and Lecturer at UTAS.

John teaches with a strong technical backing and encouragement to explore what are perceived as mistakes.

Date: Saturday 18th February 2024

Spaces available for 8 participants. We need a minimum of 3 people for this Workshop to go ahead, so please book early!!

Participants to bring:

  • Various images to try out. Think line work.
  • Gloves at least one pair maybe a few disposable gloves, apron prepare to get inky.

If our Workshop is full or past the closing date, please join the Cancellation List.  Email Workshop Co-ordinator at hunterislandpress@gmail.com to register your interest. Bookings close on Sunday, 28th January 2024. 

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