Two-day workshops - further information


We will cover hard and soft ground etching plus aquatint over the 2 days and how to prepare a zinc plate for etching. For those who have had some etching experience, there will be the opportunity to develop their skills with an experienced tutor on hand.

You will be guided through the different processes to develop your own ideas into an etching. Inspiration can be based on a sketch, photograph or an abstract idea so bring any source material with you. Also pencil, rubber and paper are useful but all other materials will be supplied.

You can expect to take home at least one etching plate completed during the time plus some prints, of course. The size of each plate can be of any dimension up to a maximum of A4.
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You will be taken through some methods of woodcut printmaking, including an introduction to wood, cutting tools and cutting techniques. We shall discuss monochrome methods and ways of colour printing for you to try - including multi-block and reduction techniques.

Bring some ideas to work from such as a sketches, photographs and photocopies.

Wear old clothes and an apron if you have one as printmaking is very inky. We recommend that you don’t wear open toed shoes for safety reasons. Health and safety is very important to us and the workshops are run very efficiently with safety in mind.

The workshops run from 9.30am until 4.30pm with a break for lunch.

Where to go
The workshops are held at 4 Bothy Yard, Sudbourne Park, IP12 2AJ. Look out for the entrance marked Sudbourne Park at the B1084 crossroads near Orford and follow the long driveway down the slope and turn right to pass the big urns on your left. Bothy Yard is the first left past the garages, near the walled garden. Parking is in Bothy Yard, on the right hand side as you go in.
For a map, see our
Contact page.

Cancellation Policy
The full fee must be paid to confirm your place. If you cancel your booking more than 28 days before the start of the workshop, we will refund 50% of the fee. If you cancel less than 28 days before the workshop starts, no refund will be given. However, if we are able to book your place to somebody else we will refund the full amount or offer you another workshop date regardless of when the cancellation is made.