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Etching with Geoff Gibbons Pt 2

October 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

- $100

Maximum of 6 participants. Applications close Oct.15th.( You will be notified if this workshop does not proceed.)

This workshop is designed as a follow up for those who have completed an Introduction to Etching workshop over recent years, or would like to extend their current skills in etching.

Workshop Date: Sunday October 21st from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.

Topics to be covered include: –

  • Sugar Lift
  • White ground
  • Tusche resist grounds
  • Spit bite
  • Scraping and burnishing
  • A demonstration on two-plate colour printing

The emphasis will be on testing processes using copper plates.

Cost: $80 for Bittondi members, $100 for non Bittondi members

What materials are supplied?

I will supply you with one copper plate 200 x 150 mm and printing inks as part of this cost.

( you may bring your own additional small plate if you choose )

Things to bring

  • Nitrile disposable gloves
  • Paper: – 1 sheet of rag paper ( e.g. any of the following in the thickness range of 250 – 300 gsm   Fabriano, Rives, Arches, Saunders, Hahnemuehle )[1]
  • Notebook, pen and pencil.
  • Masking tape,
  • Sponge
  • A pointed synthetic brush ( No.4 – 6 ) and a flat synthetic or hair brush approx 1 cm wide.
  • A shallow lidded box ( e.g. empty plastic sleeves box,or photographic paper box etc) to protect and transport plates.
  • Please bring something for your lunch!

Please contact Geoff at gibbart@bigpond.com to register your interest in this workshop.

[1] Major art supply shops should have at least one of these papers, e.g. Premier Art Supplies in Kent Town, Duthy St. art supplies, Art Stretchers corner Morphett St. & Light Square, Eckersleys in King William St. in the city.


October 21, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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