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A 1-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 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.
This course will also include an Open Studio Printing Session that will take place on Saturday 29th April, 12:00pm - 5:00pmwhere students can come in and continue printing their plates.
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.
Students will learn how to:
After the workshop, students will bring home their etchings printed on paper, along with their copper matrix.
Cost: $1500 per person
Date: Sunday April 23rd 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
Duration: 6 hours
Class Size: 4 students - first come first serve basis
Where: L5-24 JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
No prior experiences is required.
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.
Her Instagram is: @erkashba
Please note that we have a minimum participant intake in order to run our courses. This course has a minimum intake of 3 people to run. If there are less than 3 participants we may cancel/postpone this course, and we will issue a full refund. Participants will be notified by email if we cancel this course. Please note that refunds take approximately 2 weeks to be processed. We will issue the refund with the same payment method used by the customer.
Please note we do not offer refunds to student cancellations. We are not responsible for any events/traveling issues students may have that are unrelated to the course.
If we cancel the course for other reasons
If there is an unavoidable event/issue prohibiting the instructor or the studio to be available that requires us to cancel/postpone the lesson, we will notify students by email by 9:00 pm the day before the class. Full refunds will be issued to all students. Please note that refunds take approximately 2 weeks to be processed.
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