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From Paper to Plate with David Barron

Drawing to printmaking

Working on  plates directly from the drawing process, this is a quick and easy way to get into printmaking.

No chemicals, no developing and a very direct relationship with your observed drawing.

A chance to work with experienced tutor, David Barron

Enjoy a day drawing and end up with a drypoint print.

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Initially participants will be drawing from objects to explore  form and shape. You will be encouraged to be selective in your choice of subjects and there will be a variety available. From these  linear studies you will then develop an image using the drypoint process, drawing directly onto a metal plate. Then the plates can be printed immediately, to achieve instant results. Further additions, like adding extra lines or tones, can then be made if you want.

The first plate and the printing ink will be provided.

1 Day Sunday November 6th. 10.30-4.30  Maximum 8 places

£35 full/keyholder member £40 ordinary member £50 non member


drawing materials - pencils, a ruler and paper, or an A3 sketch book.
A drypoint if you have one.
Paper for printing can be purchased in the workshop.

To book a place e mail David at
Please note: ALL COURSES must be paid in full to guarantee your place on the course. In the event you can’t attend, we will only refund any fees paid if we can fill your place.

Payment is by cheque | Cash | if more convenient we can send you BACS transfer details

David Barron is an experienced Tutor and Printmaker who has exhibited widely. He has used the drypoint technique not only to enhance and celebrate drawing but has also developed a vibrant and colourful inking up process using several plates for the one image.

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