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Intaglio Etching

Artist: Toni Farmer
10 Feb 2020 to 30 Mar 2020
Learn the techniques to produce intaglio etchings using zinc plates, grounds and acid. Suitable all levels.
Event type: 
Art, Workshop/Seminar
Mairangi Arts Centre
20 Hastings Rd, Mairangi Bay, Auckland


This class offers the opportunity to learn the techniques to produce intaglio etchings using zinc plates. As this medium is a techinical process involving grounds, acid and ink, tutor Lisz Bodsworth's main focus with beginners is to familiarise them with the main procedures; hard ground, aquatint for tone, open bite and soft ground. Tools and knowledge are provided but students come along with their own ideas and compositions. There is always a lot of excitement for beginners when that first image is run through the press. 

Those attending the class who are already experienced in Intaglio etching expand their skills and knowledge by learning how to  combine etching with other  printmaking ideas - monoprints, collagraphs and relief printing for example. 

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Mairangi Arts Centre

20 Jan 2020

Interests Mairangi Arts Centre is a strong, community based arts education centre supporting and encouraging local/regional and culturally diverse communities to experience and enjoy a diverse range of arts practices, exhibitions and education programmes.