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Experimental drypoint printmaking

What you'll do

During this full-day workshop, you’ll get to grips with the delicate art of drypoint, a type of printmaking that belongs to the intaglio family. With this method, incised lines are created using a range of abrasive tools on the printing plate. When ink is applied and wiped away, these lines (known as the burr) will hold the ink.

Your host Jemma will use her expertise to talk you through the creation of the unique mark-making characteristics of drypoint printmaking and show you the many tools and substrates that can be used to create intaglio plates. She’ll guide you through the process from start to end, as you form your own incised lines, apply the ink and create your own stunning prints.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a detailed understanding of the drypoint print process as well as hands-on experience of making your own prints. You’ll leave with your very own set of intaglio prints to show off to your friends and family!

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.


If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What you'll do

During this full-day workshop, you’ll get to grips with the delicate art of drypoint, a type of printmaking that belongs to the intaglio family. With this method, incised lines are created using a range of abrasive tools on the printing plate. When ink is applied and wiped away, these lines (known as the burr) will hold the ink.

Your host Jemma will use her expertise to talk you through the creation of the unique mark-making characteristics of drypoint printmaking and show you the many tools and substrates that can be used to create intaglio plates. She’ll guide you through the process from start to end, as you form your own incised lines, apply the ink and create your own stunning prints.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a detailed understanding of the drypoint print process as well as hands-on experience of making your own prints. You’ll leave with your very own set of intaglio prints to show off to your friends and family!

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Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Face masks must be worn
  • A 2m distance will be kept during the workshop

On the day

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to get settled and make a cuppa
  • Wear old clothes, as you will be using oil-based inks
  • Bring a packed lunch
  • There is plenty of on-street parking near the studio
  • The number 75/76/24 bus stops really close to the studio
  • Bring inspiration to work from

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.

About Jemma Gunning

Jemma is a fine art printmaker specialising in etching and lithography and has been sharing her passion for printmaking for nearly 10 years. It was 5 years ago that she co-founded Bristol Print Collective, a creative group that aims to share their skills with as many people as possible. They use DIY processes to demystify printmaking processes, sharing all the diverse wonders of the printed mark - and techniques that can be continued at home. Jemma runs her own printmaking studio at Estate of the arts which is set up for intaglio and lithographic printmaking processes. The experiences she offers through Yuup are unique, private printmaking workshops that will give people a chance to discover the magical historic processes to help them begin their printmaking journey or to help printmakers develop their skills.
The processes Jemma shares include drypoint, hardground etching, softground etching, sugar lift, aquatint, spitbite, monoprinting and relief (lino).

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Your host

Jemma Gunning

Jemma specialises in intaglio and lithographic processes that are rooted in drawing. She has been working in the realms of printmaking since falling in love with the printed mark on her BA in drawing many moons ago. Jemma is a documentary printmaker recording our fading heritage. Her practice captures derelict spaces that are in a state of flux, highlighting the beauty often found in decay, and she has been teaching printmaking for nearly 10 years. In 2015 she co-founded Bristol Print Collective, a group of printmakers that pop up across the South West sharing their skills and passion with diverse communities. In 2020 she co-established Bristol Print Atelier, a place to teach traditional printmaking processes to keep historic techniques alive. Jemma also works part time as a Lithography technical instructor at UWE.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Jemma Gunning.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.

If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

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Price
£65 / Adult
Duration
6 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.