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Drypoint Onto Aluminium


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 2nd November
10.00am - 4.00pm.
Tutor  Michelle Keegan

Take a line for a walk, exploring multi plate and abstract printmaking.

Experiment with mark making and building up surfaces without the requirement of etching chemicals. You will use traditional scrapers and drypoint needles along with sanding and more innovative mark making approaches.

Learn how to ink up your plate using a la poupée and multi-plate, multi-colour inking techniques, and experiment with the arrangement of your plates to make different compositions. Learn how to use transparent inks to layer colour and images. 

Course Structure


  • Introduction and viewing examples of work
  • Discussion of mark making on aluminium
  • Demonstration of filing edges
  • Selection of multiple plates
  • Demonstration of registering plates
  • Demonstration of inking multiple plates
  • Demonstration of using the presses
  • Demonstration of blotting and handling paper
  • Making of initial Prints


  • Once everyone has grasped mark making and printing, demonstration of chine colle
  • Self-directed work and experimentation with multiple plates and inking techniques
  • Cleaning and tidying
  • Collection of prints
  • Close and evaluations

About the Tutor

Michelle Keegan studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, graduating with first class honours. She specialised in Printmaking immediately, having been intrigued by the possibilities of process, and exploring unknown ways of making marks.

Michelle continued her post graduate education at the Slade School of Fine Art. She has made Prints and exhibited widely for the past 25 years, she is the Senior Lecturer in Printmaking at the University of Northampton and tutor for Printmaking at Open College of Arts.

Michelle is also a guest tutor at numerous Print Workshops. 


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Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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