BSO Printmaking


Artist Lucy Gell teaches you the art of dry point etching. Dry point etching is an intaglio print process using acrylic sheets, aluminum or silver card. This inexpensive direct and beautiful printmaking technique can produce simple, strong images with emphasis on the texture and quality of line. The intaglio process is when the ink is held in the contours and grooves of the surface of the plate.

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What to Expect:

- Introduction to Dry point etching using acrylic sheets. Lucy will explain the process with a short demonstration which will include preparing a plate, inking and printing it on the etching press.
- Explore the different ways of mark making using various tools and methods of creating texture and line.
- Work on plates to prepare for inking and printing. Experiment with different ways of inking and cleaning of the plate to achieve the desired effect.
- Ink and print multiple prints within time of workshop. Images can be printed up to A6 in size, due to size of etching press.

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What to Bring:

Please bring any images or drawings to work from. Lucy will also provide imagery for people to work from.

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: 10 (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Course Provider: Lucy Gell
Student / Instructor Ratio: 8:1
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: None required
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely start.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

Can I book a School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?

No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.

Will School of Adventure courses still go on if the weather is bad?

We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.

Will I receive a ticket for this course?

You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.