Etching is a 500 year old medium involving drawing on copper or zinc plates, ‘etching’ them, and printing from them on a press. Acid and non-acid techniques are taught including: drypoint(non-acid), hard ground, aquatinting and sugar lift among others(acid). It is an incredibly varied medium where ‘mistakes’ lead one to new and surprising ideas and results. Printing is one of the highpoints as well as experimenting with more than one technique on a plate.
Mary St.George is an experienced art teacher and artist who runs painting and etching workshops in her studio in Colares.
Time/Day: 10am – 5pm / Sundays or weekday by previous arrangement / Cost: €50 / lunch and materials included except printing plates (20% student discount)
Place: Casa do Celeiro, Pé da Serra, Colares
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 962447888 / call for map and directions