With a sharp point
An introduction to Drypoint technique
- Sunday 15th Nov, 10am – 1pm
- Sunday 29th Nov, 10am – 1pm
- Sunday 13th Dec, 10am – 1pm
Over the course of three Sunday morning workshops we will learn the basics of intaglio printmaking, through the drypoint technique. We will cover 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. 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.
The sessions build on the content and cover:
- With a sharp point.
Introduction to drypoint tools, plates, and techniques.
- Working the press.
How to prepare paper and inks, inking up and printing on the printing press.
- Refining your print.
Fine tuning the plate and inks, proofing and printing.
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.