Guest tutor, Martin Maywood, is an experienced mezzotint artist. He is well practised in traditional mezzotint engraving and has also developed some new alternative ways of printing with mezzotint plates. He also rocks and supplies mezzotint plates to other artists around the world.
During Martin’s workshop you with be shown how to engrave and print your own mezzotint engraving and also try out one or two new techniques. The course will cover suitable subject matter and how to transfer images from life, sketch or photograph onto the plate. You will then be shown how to use the scraper/burnisher to engrave your image. Finally how to ink up and print onto thick acid- free paper through an etching press.
Subject matter will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own sketches, photos and ideas. Included in the materials cost is a mezzotint plate 50x60mm, small enough to engrave and print in a day with remarkable detail. Other sizes will be available to buy at reduced cost. All tools and materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own etching tools if you have any.