Aquatint Copper Etching Advanced Course with Erika Shiba
Cost: HKD 2000 for 2 day in-person course, 8 hours total and all materials provided by studio
Date: June 11 - 12, 2 day course
Time: 12pm - 4pm each day, please arrive 10 mins before class starts
Location: Marble Print Clay Studio 705 Kwun Tong, Shing Yip St, no. 15-17, Sing Win Factory Building, Hong Kong
Course taught in English. Materials provided by Studio.
A 2-day workshop that will cover aquatint, an etching process that allows the printer to create a wide range of tonal values from fine and subtle to rich and dark. Because this technique is often used in conjunction with line etching, this course is a great next step for those who are keen on expanding their existing knowledge of etching. Participants will leave the course equipped with further understanding of the etching process as a whole and its abundant possibilities.
*course is not suitable for beginners. Prior experience in hardground etching will be required. Any questions please email the studio!
Students will learn how to:
Properly and evenly apply spray aquatint to their plate
Burnish their plate to remove unwanted marks or create highlights
Step bite their plate to get a range of tones
Create a print that combines hardground and aquatint techniques
Experiment with the technical skills they have acquired
After the workshop students will bring home their etchings printed on paper, along with their copper matrices.
Students will need to prepare:
Students will pick up a pre-prepped plate covered with hardground before the lesson (date TBD) so they can work on their image at home and focus on aquatint during the course. The class will focus on the aquatint process and hardground will not be covered.
Their image fully drawn with needle tool on their hardground covered plate (we will etch this in class)
All other required materials will be supplied by MPC and the instructor.
About the tutor:
Erika Shiba is a Japanese printmaker born and raised in Hong Kong. She received her BFA in 2018 from Parsons School of Design in New York for Illustration and Printmaking and received her MFA in Printmaking at Illinois State University in 2021.Record-keeping, journaling, home(s), cryptology, and memory are at the core of Erika’s research. Her main interest currently is on memory and its delicate nature. She records, questions, and reflects on her own memory and creates ciphers to represent this process using printmaking techniques and graphite drawings. She memorializes intangible moments she remembers from her home(s) and symbolizes them using obscure forms and structures.