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Join the Bristol Print Collective in this fun and informal workshop where you will have the chance to learn an exciting, traditional printmaking technique and produce several colourful prints. Drypoint, like etching and engraving, belongs to the Intaglio family of printmaking, but is much more simple and direct than its relatives.

In drypoint the surface of the plate is scratched, gouged, punctured, scraped or abraded, but the material itself is not removed, it is just pushed to the side, forming a burr. It is this 'burr' which holds the ink, and gives a drypoint line, or area, its typical velvety appearance.

You will learn how to create lively marks using drypoint needles, drawing directly onto the surface of a plate. You'll be introduced to varying ways of adding colour and tonal ranges to you images, including inking techniques, and Chine-colle.

About Bristol Print Collective @ Estate of the Arts

Bristol Print Collective deliver printmaking workshops in pop up venues in galleries, festivals and community spaces. Their aim is to keep the traditions of printmaking alive by offering accessible and engaging workshops for all members of society.

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Book your Wriggle through the app or website now, and then head on over to Estate of The Arts in good time before the event starts. Introduce yourself as a Wriggler and show your code to redeem your ticket. Then, simply enjoy the event, and don't forget to fill in the feedback form that’s emailed to you the following day for your chance to win £20 worth of Wriggle credit! The workshop will take place at Estate of the Arts in South Bedminster, home to over 45 artists and makers. Bicycle parking on site, car parking available in surrounding areas and bus routes 24, 75 and 76 on route. Parson street train station is just around the corner.

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