June 15th - Full Day Etching Workshop

June 15th - Full Day Etching Workshop

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Spend a full day at Coombeshead Farm creating etchings inspired by Cornish landscapes and having lunch at the restaurant, on Saturday 15th June, 10am-4pm.

Join artist printmaker Mary Bowen to explore this stunning process, gathering inspiration from the beautiful and varied landscapes of Cornwall.

During the day you will design, make and print an etching plate using Tetrapak,  specialist tools and a range of beautiful inks. Mary will give you all the knowledge you need to continue exploring this beautiful print method and even create more of your own prints at home.

The day will be held in The Shop space here at Coombeshead. All materials and aprons will be provided along with lunch and hot drinks throughout the day. This workshop is perfect for either beginners or someone with more experience of printmaking. Everyone will be learning, so no prior experience is required to join us. Each stage will be fully explained and demonstrated and the day will be lots of fun.

What you will learn-

  • How to plan a successful composition
  • How to create a Tetrapak etching plate using specialist printing tools
  • How to ink up and print your plate onto paper using an etching press
  • How to continue this process using 'kitchen table' methods and a pasta maker!


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The course will be run by local artist-educator Mary Bowen, who has taught art and printmaking for the last 14 years across London and Devon in schools, charities and most recently the Double Elephant print studio in Exeter. Mary studied fine art (printmaking) at the University of Falmouth and has exhibited her prints and paintings alongside teaching adults and children, and raising her three young children.

Quotes from previous learners:

"Mary has been such an inspiring teacher, I really can't express how much I've gained from these sessions. Such a huge positive impact on my mental health."

"Mary is an amazing, nurturing tutor who made it very easy to relax and grow in this area. The course stimulated my creative nature, made me smile, built my confidence up and inspired me to grow."

"Mary is lovely, kind and passionate in art as well as in life. I really loved and appreciated her teaching."