Printing workshop: Drypoint

Printing workshop: Drypoint

Try your hand at this printmaking technique with our new printing press!

Unusual for the time, Hogarth made many of his own prints. Learn more about printing and the processes that went into making the prints you see on display in the House. Each workshop will cover Hogarth as a printmaker, the drypoint technique and a hands-on opportunity to make print your own uniquely designed plate.

Participants will create their own unique design using specialist tools, watch it run through our intaglio press and at the end take home their completed masterpiece.

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking technique. Intaglio, meaning ‘to incise,’ encompasses printing techniques such as engravings and etchings, which are how Hogarth made his prints, as well as the more modern technique of drypoint. Intaglio printing techniques are the opposite of relief printing, such as lino or woodcuts, and require considerably more pressure to print.

Suitable for beginners, no previous printmaking experience needed.

We provide aprons to all participants and make every effort to use washable inks, but please be mindful of the clothing you choose to wear to the workshop.

Participants must be aged 16+

Spaces limited to 10

Booking now available (Booking price excludes Eventbrite fee).