Time: 10am-2pm please arrive 10 mins before class starts. Lunch time not allocated for this course, please eat before or after!
Location: L5-24 JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Class size: 6 participants
Course taught in English & Cantonese. Materials provided by Studio.
Demonstration how to create a plate of intense, dense black by indenting a solid field of dots using a mezzotint rocker and work back into the copper plate by burnishing tones that reveal themselves from the dark giving a strong sense of depth, form and chiaroscuro, (light to dark contrasts). Avery Lau is one of award winners in the HKOP Award in Printmaking in 2019, will show you the skills of burnishing as well as tricks and tips to make your prints strong and atmospheric. This is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts in your imagery. Following a detailed demonstration, you will use your own visual reference which will be developed into suitable imagery to be transferred to a pre-rocked copper plate.
This is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts in your imagery. Following a detailed demonstration, you will use your own visual reference which will be developed into suitable imagery to be transferred to a pre-rocked copper plate. Working with a Master Printmaker you will explore using a range of etching tools such as burnishers and scrapers to create rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys in your final prints.
*course is suitable for complete beginners
After the workshop students will bring home their etchings printed on paper, along with their copper matrices.
Students also have the option to participate in a copper etching open studio to try their learnt techniques from this class.
Students can bring picture references or an idea of what they want to etch. This is not required.
Water to drink, we don't have water in the studio, but there are vending machines downstairs.
About the tutor:
Lau Hong Lam achieved B.A. (Hons) degree in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019. He studied at Accademia de Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy for one semester exchange programme in 2017. And he studied in B.A. (Hons) in Creative Arts and Culture (Major in Visual Arts) in 2014-2015. Lau’s works mainly focus on intaglio after graduation. In 2019, he received Hong Kong Open Printshop Award for Printmaking. He is invited to be an artist-in-residence of the printshop and hosts a solo exhibition. Lau has participated in the exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas. His works are collected by local and overseas private collectors.
Lau’s works use still life as his genre, mythology as his background; combining with classical intaglio, his works create a harmonious and tranquil atmosphere. He likes to use symbols and puns to express his interpretation and experience to the world and daily life. On his works, the general compositions convey a relax and humorous daily. Under his works, the details and depictions of objects keep the secrets out of the daily. In recent years, he concentrates on mezzotint; and makes a new attempt of combining his illustrations, design and narratives nature into his works.