Brightlingsea Winterfest 2024: ‘Bloom Nourish & Flourish’

On Saturday February 17th we will be running two hands-on print sessions at the excellent Brightlingsea Winterfest where the theme is ‘Bloom Nourish & Flourish’. These taster sessions will be on acrylic plate ‘Drypoint’ etching combined with ‘Chine Colle’. The sessions will run from 10:30-12:30 and 1:30-3:30. (Sign up enquiries to Nicky Sheales ) Sign up/book at The Mayor’s Community Day 10th Feb at the Community Centre 12-4 on the Wellbeing Day information table.

Shortly we will be adding more information about the processes of drypoint etching and Chine colle together with details of new drypoint taster sessions and short courses in this most accessible and creative printmaking process.

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Drypoint Intermediate

Here are some breezy shots from this weekend’s Intermediate Drypoint course. Two other people were unable to come but Dirk Paterson, Jo Kingsford and Jayne Wallett all seemed to have had a good time.

There seems to be a lot of interest for more sessions with a small focussed group of people who already have considerable drawing skills who want to apply these and use the great range of line tone andd texture that drypoint can offer.

Two half days (1-5pm) some quite sustained drawing and alot of very spirited inking with the very popular AKUA water-washable intaglio ink… plus of course our lovely big press!