Printmaking is an artistic process based on the principle of transferring images from a matrix onto another surface, most often paper or fabric. It origins date back to ...where the first ....
Kitchen Lithography is an alternative lithography process invented by French artist Émilie Aizie. This non-toxic, simple process utilises principles of stone lithography using items found in your kitchen such as aluminium foil, vegetable oil and soda. It allows to create diverse gestural marks using a variety of drawing tools.
Paper lithography is an exciting, simple and non-toxic way to create monoprints or to add photographic elements to your existing prints. In this process a black and white photocopy is used as a plate (matrix) which is then inked and printed through the etching press.
Drypoint is an intaglio process that is closely linked to drawing. Using a sharp engraving tool, you will learn to incise your copperplate with hand-drawn lines, and employ cross-hatching techniques to convey tonal variation. The results of this process range from extremely fine to robust, velvety lines and tones.
Etching is an intaglio printmaking process in which lines or areas are incised using acid into a metal plate in order to hold the ink. I teach non-toxic etching using aluminum plates and copper sulfate.
Woodcut The oldest form of printmaking, woodcut is a relief process in which knives and other tools are used to carve a design into the surface of a wooden block. The raised areas that remain after the block has been cut are inked and printed, while the recessed areas that are cut away do not retain ink, and will remain blank in the final print. This form of relief printing is one of the most accessible as everything can be done by hand, with no press required. The nature of woodcut means artists can employ various tools to make a variety of marks, achieving very fine details, and delicate lines through to bold shapes and colour blocks.