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Carborundum Printmaking

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Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

27 Popran Lane

Adamstown, NSW 2289

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Carborundum Etching

Tutor: Karen Ball

Carborundum is fine metal filings and is used by printmakers in various ways. When it is attached with PVA glue to a plastic or card substrate it forms a strong abrasive surface. That surface will hold etching ink in a very dense, velvety manner. Prints will be rich and dark – similar to aquatint but without the need to melt rosin or use any acid or ‘biting’ solution.

This technique particularly suits a ‘silhouette’ image – perhaps a figure, abstract landscape, cityscapes, flowers, animals. Large printing plates can be made at minimal cost. There is no need for any chemicals or acids.

Tonal range, from light to dark, cannot be achieved. Fine line details will generally not be possible so think about that when choosing an image.

Students should bring along any of their own images as inspiration. This can be drawings, photographs or similar.

Karen Ball has a Bachelor of Visual art (Hons1st class) and Master of Visual Art from Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney). Karen makes print-based, conceptual, two and three dimensional works. In addition to her art practice, Karen is an arts writer, contributing print based articles to Collections Magazine (University of Melbourne) and Imprint magazine (The Print Council of Australia). Karen is a member of, and has held executive positions for Sydney Printmakers and Open Bite Printmakers, NSW.

"I enjoy teaching others the wonders of printmaking. My classes include experienced and beginner printmakers – everyone learns from each other. I encourage each student to find their own aesthetic and make prints which are personal to them. That usually means each student is working on something different which adds to the interest for all. As a class, we talk about context, art history, composition and what makes an image work successfully. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly, inclusive."

Karen will explain the principles of strong composition and each student will receive individual attention. Carborundum prints will be completed at the two day workshop.

https://sydneyprintmakers.com.au/portfolio/karen-ball/

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