Drypoint Workshop with Lucas Nkgweng
Weekend Printing Workshop
Drypoint and Surface Roll Workshop || 18 June 2022
Hosted at our studio at the Isle of Houghton
Facilitated by Lucas Nkgweng ,a Master Printmaker and our Printmaking Studio Manager. Lucas coordinates the 1st year Printmaking Programme. He has been with APS since 1998 and has taught many of the APS Alumni including Nelson Makamo, Phillemon Hlungwani and Blessing Ngobeni. Lucas also makes quality rollers/brayers used for printmaking.
What is Drypoint and Surface Roll?
Drypoint falls under the intaglio printing techniques, the opposite of relief printing. For this technique an image is drawn on the plate by scratching using a needle to create an impression, imagine drawing with a pen without ink, hence the word ‘dry’. Ink is then pushed into the grooves and the surface of the plate is wiped. The plate is then taken through the press, the pressure from the printing press squeezes out the ink and transferring the image onto the paper. You can then create an edition using the same plate!
Surface rolling is a done by apply a thin layer of ink using a roller on a plate. The plate is the taken through the press and the layer is transferred on the paper.
Abe Mathabe APS collaborating artist uses this technique to create intricate miniature drypoint prints.
Participants will need to bring an A5 picture of what they would like to print. Please contact email@example.com for any questions related to the technique.Disclaimer: Bookings to be made a week before the workshop to allow time for ordering materials. We need a minimum of 7 people to run the workshop. If it happens that we receive less than 7 bookings a new date will be communicated to everyone who has signed up. If you would like to make a bank transfer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Workshop fees include materials and light refreshments.