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Introduction to Drypoint day course : 24th February 2018

Introduction to Drypoint day course

A successful and really productive day in the studio running our first introduction to Drypoint course.

Each student produced at least four drypoint plates using  a mixture of drypoint plastic and drypoint card. The students executed  initial exploratory mark making on the different  materials using carbide and steel tipped stylus’s, roulette wheels, halftone rakes ,sandpaper and wire wool. Learning from these tests the students went one to successfully produce prints using both drypoint plate media using their own designs and reflecting their own individual visual style.

The closeness of the basic drypoint technique to drawing together with the variety of additional mark making techniques resulted in a clutch of very strong images which exceeded everybody expectations as to what could be achieved in just 6 hours.

Many thanks to our students for making it a great day!






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