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Etching Techniques

$660.00

ON CAMPUS: 9 February – 30 March 2023, Thursday 6-9pm. Early Fee ends 2 January 2023

Janet Parker-Smith

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.

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

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Full Details

Term: Term One 2023
Start Date: 9 February 2023
End Date: 30 March 2023
Day: Thursday
Time: 6-9pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Janet Parker-Smith
Level: Beginners, Intermediate
Full fee: $735.00
Early Fee: $660.00
Concession Fee: $700.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Outline

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.

*Short courses are open to students of ages 16 years and over. For students under 16 years of age there are School Holiday Workshops, Art Club and other youth art programs.

Lecturer Profile

Janet Parker-Smith is a Sydney-based artist who works with printmedia, sculpture and altered books. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 30 years. Her work is held by the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and numerous other public collections, as well as private collections. Janet is the Studio Supervisor in Printmedia at Sydney College of the Arts and a casual academic in the Printmedia Department, where she has worked since 2006. Janet is represented by Van Rensberg Galleries in Hong Kong, and supported by both MAY SPACE, where she has had several solo exhibitions, and .M Contemporary in Sydney

ART MATERIALS

Your Lecturer 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 are available from most art supplies. Janet will discuss the various plates and papers during your first class. The National Art School will supply all printing inks and a selected range of other equipment.

PARKERS FINE ART SUPPLIES

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email [email protected]
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines all students must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

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