Wednesday, 22 August 2012

It's been a busy few months here at WYPW, hence not finding the time to blog for a while! We've run some great courses and workshops, and had some fantastic comments from students who've taken part. Here are a few of them:

"The day gave me the confidence and inspiration to resume etching again after many years."

"The workshop leaders were knowledgeable, approachable and had a great sense of humour. It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend."

"I really enjoyed the course, and will be applying to become a member later this year, so I can use the facilities."

"fabulous course - the best I have ever attended!"

We have just put some new courses and new dates for existing courses up on our website, so go take a peak!

Here are a few pics:

Marking out the image before stopping out the plate on the Etching for Improvers course

Stopping out the plate

Etching the plate with copper sulphate solution
The etched, aquatinted plate
Finished print, made using some spattering and wash stopping out techniques
Another finshed print
and another...
Spit-biting an aquatinted plate with strong copper sulphate solution
And the resulting print.

Designs for printing onto textiles for Laura Slater's 'Make a Mark' workshop
Screen printing on the Introduction to Printmaking course

Design transferred onto lino block, ready to cut.

Group hard at work cutting blocks.

Blocks inked and ready to print!

Using the Imperial Press to print the blocks...
Finished prints!