Cost: HKD 2000 for 2 day inperson course, 8 hours total
Date: April 30th Saturday to May 1st Sunday
Time: 1pm - 5pm 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.
TICKETS ALL SOLD OUT FOR THIS LESSON. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT THE STUDIO.
A 2 day workshop that will introduce fundamental techniques used to create copper etchings. Participants will leave the course equipped with technical skills and knowledge of the process which then they can later use within their own practices.
Etching is a traditional printmaking process in which lines or marks are physically bitten into a piece of metal (often copper) using an acid. This technique dates back to the sixteenth century and has been widely used by artists specializing in various mediums to create multiples of one image.
When students have booked the class they will receive an email with a document of the class information.
What students need to prepare: A sketch (hand drawn or digital) of an image or composition you would like to turn into a print. The copper plate used will be around A5 and smaller, so keep that in mind for your sketch size.
Main Learning Goals
Students will learn how to:
Safely prepare a copper plate with hardground
Explore image transfer techniques and work from your own existing drawings
Safely use appropriate tools and acid
Properly apply ink, register and curate their print
After the workshop, students will bring home their etchings printed on paper, along with their copper matrix.
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.