Tutor: Hetty Haxworth
3rd September 10-4
Course fee £55 – including materials
What is Drypoint?
Drypoint is a printmaking technique where an image is drawn on to a plate with a sharp, pointed tool.
The plate is then inked up and cleaned, leaving ink only in the crevices. The force of the printing press then squeezes out the remaining ink and the image is transferred onto damp paper.
For this workshop we will use Perspex as our plate which is easier to scratch onto and is also transparent so images can be traced through if you feel less confident with freehand drawing. If you can, bring a selection of postcard sized ideas or magazine cut-outs, photos or anything to give you inspiration. I will also bring lots of ideas so don’t worry if you forget.
After printing in black, we can then experiment by printing your images in different colours.
Using various wiping techniques and by adding watercolour.
To book a place on this workshop with Eventbrite click here.
A bit about Hetty Haworth
Hetty Haxworth has been printmaking for the last 25 years since leaving The Glasgow School of Art. She works in a variety of printmaking techniques. Her work has been shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Scottish Academy, Society of Scottish Artists and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts.
She lives and works from a studio in rural Aberdeenshire where the ever-changing colours and shapes of the landscape are an important source of inspiration for her abstract prints. As the countryside alters with the seasons, her work responds to transient shifts of light, capturing moments in colour.