12th & 13th October
An Introduction to Etching
Tutor: Anthony Connolly
£255 Materials Incl. (the price also includes delicious home cooked lunch and refreshments throughout the day)
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Etching is one of those techniques which some become so enthralled with they devote their lives to it. It is a simple and fascinating medium. The deep impressed blacks and the sudden changes in tone lend consequence to sometimes quite banal images, Morandi knew this. Rembrandt etched to explore light and line and moments. He seemed to know intuitively that the process was for him another way to let light into dark places. Etching may have been conceived as another way of reproducing an image but it must have very soon become apparent that before it multiplies it deepens.
The workshop is meant be an introduction to the medium. Anthony will guide participants through the process of preparing a plate, making an image, etching and printing.Anthony Connolly
Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has work in many public and private collections including the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, West Point Military Academy and Rhodes House and Campion Hall, both in Oxford.
He now lives with his family in Wiltshire where he also has a studio. He is an experienced teacher and he is well known here at the Summerleaze where he has been teaching for several years.
2016 The Drawing Award, RWA, Bristol
2015 shortlisted for The Valeria Sykes Award – New Light
2015 finalist -The ING Drawing Bursary
2014 The AXA Award for Drawing, RHA Dublin
2012 The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing
2009 The Changing Faces Prize
2004 The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing