Etching - Aquatint & Sugarlift

Explore intaglio printmaking through the creation of tonal imagery. Learn how to paint directly onto the copper plate to create painterly marks and use acid like watercolour - perfect for artists who enjoy the freedom of using a brush.

Participants will develop the skills to use aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and open-bite techniques. Experiment with ways of drawing and printing the plates to produce rich, tonal images.

The class will cover plate preparation, etching, paper preparation and the printing of a small edition.

Part of APW's Winter School.

Conditions of Enrolment

Full payment must be made at time of registration.

Refunds will only be given if:

  • Payment is received after the class has been filled.

  • The class is cancelled.

  • The participant notifies APW of their withdrawal at least 14 days before the start date of the class (a fee of $50 will be charged for each withdrawal).

APW is not responsible for non-refundable airline or travel tickets or accommodation purchased by class participants. Parking is restricted around APW. Public transport is a convenient alternative. APW reserves the right to add, withdraw or vary the program.

Should you have any questions regarding this class and/or APW’s conditions of enrolment please don’t hesitate to contact us.