Introduction to Etching (6-evenings)
This six-evening course is designed to give you a firm understanding several different approaches to etching.
You will be taken through both hardground and softground techniques. Each technique produces a different effect. Hardground will give you fine lines and is great for detailed drawing, softground will give you a soft line similar to a pencil or pastel mark.
Both techniques will involve making a drawing on to a metal plate which will then be etched into the metal by an acid. The resulting recesses on the plate are then filled with ink and the image is printed using an etching press. During the sessions you will learn how to prepare the plates, transfer your images and use acids to etch the designs into the metal. You will then ink up the plate and use a press to make prints using specialist printmaking papers.
Tutor: Eunice Routledge, Helen Donley and Alex McIntosh
Skill level: No experience required
Dates: Thursdays 27 Feb, 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar & 2 Apr
Time: 18.00 - 20.30
We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking.
You can book online here by credit card or using Paypal, over the phone if you wish to pay by card or call into Northern Print Tues-Fri 10am-5pm or Sat 12noon-4pm where you can pay by card or cash. For up to date details on the availability of places please call us on 0191 261 7000.
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Northern Print members who wish to book using your 10% discount, please contact us on 0191 2617000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
If you have booked a place on a class and cannot attend, please inform Northern Print as soon as possible. If notice is given at least five working days before the class begins we will refund the payment in the form of a credit which can be used as payment for an alternative class (this must be used within 12 months). If notice is given less than five working days before the class begins we will not be able to give any form of refund. Northern Print reserve the right to cancel classes and courses in which case a full refund will be given.
Thinking of buying an original print priced at £100 or above*?
We are members of Own Art, a national scheme funded by Arts Council England that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary art.
Own Art allows you to spread the cost of a purchase of an original artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. With so many works of art to choose from, you could start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month.
To help explain the scheme, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions:
What can I buy?
Own Art loans are available in our gallery for the purchase of contemporary art and craft by living artists. That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
How much can I borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
How do I apply?
After you've found something in our gallery or online that you love, speak with a member of staff who can talk you through your options on 0191 2617000. You are able to pay a deposit with Own Art to lower your monthly costs although this is not necessary and the loan can cover framing if you wish. The best option is to visit the gallery if you would like to proceed with an Own Art application where a member of our team will take you through the loan application process. You will need to bring proof of ID, address and signature - a driving licence is ideal or a utility bill and credit or debit card. The application process usually takes 10-15 mins following which you'll get an instant decision so you can take the work home on the same day.
For more information visit the Own Art website.
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* £100 minimum spend can include the price of the frame.