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Introduction to Drypoint


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 25th October
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Sumiko Eadon

Drypoint is a method of printmaking where you draw or scratch lines directly onto the plate with a drypoint needle. The burrs created along the edge of the scratched line have a soft and gentle appearance which is characteristic of drypoint. 

You will make prints by simply engraving into the surface of acetate with a drypoint needle. You will then be shown how to ink up your plate and use different techniques to create drama and tonal range within your image. 

Course Structure 

AM: -
  • Introduction and examples
  • Demonstration of drawing and scratching
  • Practice with a small piece
  • Draw your design onto the plate, then make a A4 plate by scratching onto it

PM: -

  • Continue making the plate
  • Demonstration of printing
  • Print
  • Cleaning up and evaluation

About the Tutor

Sumiko Eadon is an artist and printmaker based in Leicestershire. She is originally from Japan where she learned woodblock printing and wood engraving. She obtained a first class Fine Art degree as a mature student at Loughborough University in 2013.

Since graduation, she has been involved in some residencies, exhibitions and projects, and developed her portfolio through usage of digital photographic images and experimental moving image, exploring the theme of place, space, temporality and memory.

Her recent work is more drawing based and employs techniques such as photo-plate lithography and mono print. She constantly practices and experiments with different ways of working.

Using her experience of different making approaches, she aims to share the delight of creating artwork with people in the wider community.

Leicester Print Workshop 

Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


      Early Bird: This course is eligible for a 5% early bird discount when booked online by 30th September 2020. Don't delay, book today!

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