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Jemma Gunning Experimental Drypoint Workshop


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Saturday 19 October 2019
10am – 4pm

Drypoint belongs to the intaglio family whereby a burr is created that will hold ink. This is a wonderful, inexpensive and direct process often creating strong contrasting images with emphasis on the texture and quality of line. This workshop will focus on the exploration of mark making using a range of drawing tools from drypoint needles to sandpaper. You will have the opportunity to use a range of different substrates to create your images; these will be aluminium, drypoint card and Perspex, offering varying outcomes. At the end of the workshop you would have produced at least two plates, printed in monochrome, explored colour and learnt how to register multi-plates. 

Jemma’s practice explores abandoned buildings that contain historic and social significance that are in danger of being lost. She records these transient forms using intaglio and lithographic print methodologies, reflecting the subjects she documents. Alongside her practice Jemma teaches lithography at the University of the West of England and is carrying out a print research fellowship at the City and Guilds of London Art School.