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Drypoint Workshop

  • Posted On: 12 March 2019
Drypoint Workshop

Date: 22nd November 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: The Folly, Settle

Cost: £45

Booking: Pre-booking is essential

This one-day workshop offers participants an opportunity to learn the exciting skill of drypoint, a direct and safe method of making repeatable intaglio printing plates. Following comprehensive examples, demonstrations and instructions, you will develop your own design inspired by the diverse natural history of Ingleborough. You will then scratch this into a plastic drypoint plate ready for inking, wiping & printing on a portable etching press. At the end of the day you will go home with a number of beautiful prints in black and white and colour. This workshop is suitable for beginners or artists wanting to try a new medium.

Hester has a BA(hons) in Illustration and is based in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. She is a member of various groups including Leeds Fine Artists, Printmakers Circle, Northern Print, Craven Arts and Ålgården Studios in Sweden. As a keen fellrunner, Hester’s work is most often inspired by her experience of the natural landscape & she exhibits her prints across the UK. In 2015 she was one of ten artists selected to take part in Mirror Images, an international printmaking exhibition, which took place simultaneously in North Yorkshire, Scotland, Finland and Sweden in 2015. For the 2017 Grassington Festival, she created a large-scale print installation inspired by the upland hay meadows and exhibited in a field barn. Throughout 2019/20 she is working with the Dales Countryside Museum reprinting the wood engravings of Marie Hartley and developing a new body of work inspired by the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This will be exhibited at the museum in Summer 2020.

To book please complete a booking form and return with payment.

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