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Introduction to Copper Sulphate Etching


Learn the basics of etching, one of the oldest & most unique printmaking processes, at the historical Bluecoat Print Studios.

Time

11:00am - 5:00pm

Date

Sat 17 February 2024

Sat 17 Feb, 11am - 5pm

Learn the basics of etching, one of the oldest & most unique printmaking processes, at the historical Bluecoat Print Studios.

During this one day course you will learn the basics of copper sulphate etching, including learning about the history, tools & materials of etching and the chemical processes involved in creating a copper sulphate etched plate, as well as inking and printing your design on our fabulous century old Hughes & Kimber Etching Press.

On this course for beginners you will be guided through every step of the etching process from start to finish, leaving with having created a finished edition of prints. All materials are provided on the day as well as a booklet to take away detailing the processes learnt.

Tickets: £80

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Useful Information:

  • All materials are provided on the day and included in the price of your ticket.
  • Feel free bring a simple image or drawing with you on the day as a source of inspiration to create your design from.
  • Lunch is not provided in the cost of your ticket, however there will be a lunch break during the course and the Bluecoat Cafe will be open for food and refreshments.
  • Our studios are environmentally friendly and use greener methods of printmaking where possible.
  • Attendees must be 18+

Course Location: Bluecoat Intaglio Print Studio

Accessibility:

  • The Bluecoat cafe and building floors are fully accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.
  • The print studios are not adapted for wheelchair users. If you would like to do a print workshop with us but are unsure about accessibility please contact the Print Studio manager at: print@thebluecoat.org.uk

Getting here:

Bluecoat is located in Liverpool city centre and is easily accessible using public transport.

  • The closest bus stop is Tesco Hanover Street
  • The closest railway station is Liverpool Central Station
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