7, 14, 21 & 28 September 2021, 6.00- 9.00pm

Cost: £185. Plate extra, ink and paper included

Tutor: Rob White

Location: In the studio

To accompany James Anderson's exhibition in the studio in September, this course explores Carborundum and Sugar Lift techniques, and how to combine them to achieve rich painterly marks. These techniques are great for exploring colour printing and overlaying different colours to achieve diverse marks and creative textural and colour combinations.

Over the four evenings you will look at and discuss a range of print examples, including the work in the exhibition in the studio. You will learn how to prepare an etching plate and use Sugar Lift to create painterly marks, how to build up texture with carborundum, and how to ink and print the plates for maximum effect. You will use a la poupée methods to ink each plate in more than one colour.

This course is ideal for printmakers looking to expand their repertoire and wanting to learn more about colour mixing and inking, but it can equally be a fun starting point to learn two different printmaking techniques, and to learn about the differences between them. Carborundum plates can be made at home- plates are made with acrylic mediums and grit, so are a great technique to know about.