Early Fee


$960.00 $860.00

ON CAMPUS: 17 April – 5 June 2021, Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm. Early fee ends 22 Feb 2021.
Angus Fisher

Explore the medium of etching using a variety of tools and techniques. Working on copper and zinc plates, explore the use of acids, hard ground, soft ground, aquatints, sugar-lift, chine collé and various other techniques, and acquire the skills to transfer your printing plates onto paper using a printing press.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials


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Full Details

Term: Term Two 2021 On campus
Start Date: 17 April 2021
End Date: 5 June 2021
Day: Saturday
Time: 10am-3pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Angus Fisher
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $960.00
Early Fee: $860.00
Concession Fee: $910.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Explore the medium of etching with a variety of tools and techniques. Learn to work with acid, hard ground, soft ground, drypoint, aquatints, chine-collé and other techniques, and acquire the skills to transfer your printing plates onto paper using a printing press. Whether you are producing traditional editioned prints or investigating other methods of printing, you can explore the exciting range of results that are possible through the etching process. With self-generated ideas, you will create one or more bodies of work.

Lecturer profile

Angus Fisher is a practicing printmaker who is skilled in using intricate, traditional techniques to represent the natural world. Angus is a graduate of the National Art School and is currently represented by Australian Galleries, Sydney, where he exhibits regularly. He has worked as an artist and teacher around Australia and as an archaeological illustrator in Greece. Angus is currently working towards an exhibition in Sydney, as well as the creation of a limited-edition series of books. Watch Angus producing his prints at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPlERrPwiSU


Angus will discuss and advise on specific requirements in the first class and throughout the course. However, for the first class bring whatever etching materials you have available, including materials from the following list:
Ideas – such as drawings, photos, images from books, maps, diagrams, text as subject matter for class projects
Sketchbook to jot down notes
Drawing media such as charcoal and pencils
Etching needle or sharp-pointed implement, such as a compass point
Protective clothing, such as an old shirt or apron, covered footwear
Particle mask (can be purchased from Bunnings)

Important: Throughout the course you will be responsible for purchasing various printing papers and zinc plates, which will be available from Parkers Art Supplies on campus. Angus will take you over to Parkers on the first day to discuss the various plates and papers. The National Art School will supply all printing inks and a selected range of other equipment.

Covered footwear and protective clothes are recommended

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