Deeper Groove – Dry Point Printing
Suitable for intermediate printmakers.
This series of three Sunday morning workshops follows on from the previous sessions held at Darwin Community Arts. Participants will be building upon the introductory techniques learnt, so past participation, or experience, is recommended.
We will expand our knowledge and skill in creating and printing drypoint prints. The complete process, from tools and materials used to create the marks on the plate, to preparing paper, inking up, and printing on a printing press, is covered.
We will look at various ways to develop our prints further, with multiple colours and plates, over-rolls, and alternative ways of mark making.
“Drypoint is the least involved intaglio technique, and is a good way towards more advanced printmaking. It is one of my favourite techniques, and renders prints with unique texture, and beautiful detail.”
All tools and materials are included, but you are more than welcome to bring your own to experiment with.
About the facilitator
Master Printer Mats Undén has over 25 years’ experience working as a professional printmaker, much of that time managing his own print workshop in Sweden, collaborating with some of Scandinavia’s most successful artists. From 2008 his position as Senior Printer at Basil Hall Editions provided him with opportunities to work on some of Australia’s most exciting printmaking projects. Between 2013-2019 Mats held the position as Printmaking Lecturer at Charles Darwin University, Darwin. During his time in Australia. Mats has conducted workshops and VET training in many remote Aboriginal communities, and worked with some of their finest artists.