Etching #2: Aquatint & Sugarlift

This course will enable participants to explore intaglio printmaking to create tonal imagery. Participants will learn how to draw directly onto the copper plate to create painterly marks and will develop the skills to use aquatint, sugarlift and open bite techniques. These techniques are perfect for artists who enjoy the freedom of using a brush.

Experimenting with ways of drawing and printing the plates to produce rich, tonal images, this course is a great way to build on upon an intaglio artists established skills (or those acquired in our Etching #1 class) – and will cover plate preparation, mark making with sugarlift and the application of aquatint, along with paper preparation, registration techniques and the correct use of an etching press to print an original fine art print.

For the entire two-day duration of the course, APW will provide all materials needed (including inks, copper plates, paper, printing materials etc). All participants will be able to create an image up to 12cm x 18cm in size. Please bring with you to the course any any ideas, sketches, drawings, photos, etc that may assist you in articulating and developing your image.



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.