Saturday, 22 July 2017

Summer School – Innovative Intaglio Printmaking at West Yorkshire Print Workshop

3 Day Summer School
Friday 4th / Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th August 2017
11 – 5
Join our 2014 Flourish Award winner for an exciting workshop, which will focus on breaking the conventions of ‘traditional’ etching, exploring intaglio processes and collagraph techniques. We will experiment with multiplate, layering and colour techniques. Building on the success of Michelle’s first summer school in 2016, she’s back again for another!
Working with drypoint, collagraph and etching processes, you will explore a wide variety of mark making methods. Tactile and sculptural marks can be produced by layering liquid ‘ground’ or wax onto a plate to act as a ‘resist’ or ‘stop-out’ to the etching solution.  The zinc and aluminium plates are then etched multiple times using a solution of copper sulphate, to build up your image in layers. Spontaneous mark-making and ‘open bite’ lines will be explored and printed, often producing beautiful abstract compositions. You will learn to register multiple plates and work with a variety of shapes and compositions. You will also learn about paper, inking and registration techniques.
Michelle Keegan studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, graduating with first class honours. She specialised in printmaking immediately, having been intrigued by the possibilities of process, and exploring unknown ways of making marks. Michelle continued her post graduate education at the Slade School of Fine Art, under the guidance of Stanley Jones. She has made prints and exhibited widely for the past 20 years, and also runs a small print workshop and lectures in Nottingham.

All are welcome on this course, whether experienced or complete beginner. The only requirements are an experimental approach and an open mind!