The subtle craft of card etching
8 February | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm| £55
Card Etching 10-4pm
Suitable for beginners and advanced interest
10.00 – 4.00pm £55 per person
Materials £3-6 per person depending on paper used
Spend the day learning the subtle craft of etching. Abi has perfected a technique that allows the artist to create intricate line and texture on specially prepared card plates. This cuts out the laborious process of using acid to etch the plates (needed when producing copper plates) The card plates can be editioned (approx 10) or used as one off prints.
You will have use of oil-based inks, a selection of printmaking papers and the chance to experiment with the addition of chine collee (creating colour and texture using delicate Japanese and found papers)
Please bring any sketchbooks, photographs, found images or drawings you have to form the basis of your etchings.
This process produces beautiful outcomes and can be achieved by all ages and abilities.
Wear old clothes and bring an apron!
Abi Nicol is a Fine Art photographer and printmaker.
She has amassed a wealth of knowledge through her own practice and as a lecturer and educator. At Bristol School of Art she was Head of Department, and for over 15 years taught at degree level, on Foundation Diploma and delivered workshops for both adults & children.
She is happiest when sharing her knowledge learnt at Brighton University, Barcelona and USA, believing in hands on experimental approaches to image creation.
Her own practice is centred a round her obsession with water and the patterns, shapes and forms found when light touches the surface. Within her Gloucestershire studio she currently producing prints using alternative photographic processes, etching and monotypes.
She exhibits both nationally and internationally, to view her work please visit abinicol.co.uk