PRINTED SURFACES / TĀ MATA
This summer course introduces drypoint, the most direct of Intaglio techniques.
A sharp drypoint needle and a plastic plate are the only materials required. An image is produced by scoring the surface with a sharp needle to create a burr. When new, the score, using techniques such as cross-hatching, results in velvety blacks and grey tonal areas. Students will be encouraged to use a variety of tools for different effects and surface quality.
Each day a new printing technique will be demonstrated, from soft colour roll-ups to chine collé, collage and multi-plate printing to create rich layers. Chabonnel Aqua wash, water-based ink is used.
Most materials are covered in the course fees with stationery and school tools available to use. Extra materials can be purchased at the small Browne School of Art shop. Students may like to bring: a collection of images, favourite print papers.