Class No 707- fee $420 + $175 Materials & Press Hire
PRINTMAKING – ETCHING & AQUATINT
Tutor: : Kevin Foley
We’ll begin by exploring the differences between etching with hard ground and soft ground. This process will include plate preparation, transfer of image to plate, etching the plates and printing the image.
Participants will then go on to explore the use of line as well as tone in the development of the plate. We’ll experiment with a variety of ways of adding tone to the line etching including aquatint, sugar lift and spit bite. From there we’ll cover how to register the image to the second plate and introduce colour to the master plate before printing small editions of the plates.
Kevin Foley was born in Melbourne in 1955. He is an experienced Art Educator & printmaker having studied Fine Art at the Preston Institute of Technology in the late 70’s and attaining a Diploma of Education in 1980 from Melbourne State College. He finds inspiration for his prints from the landscape, his flock of Suffolk sheep and Border Collie, Scout. These motifs evoke a sense of place. He relies on his observations to influence the content and form in his work, as he divides his time between his studios, one in Melbourne and the other in Central Victoria. He has exhibited widely and his work is held in numerous collections in Australia as well as Germany, UK and USA.