20th & 21st May 2024

An Introduction to Etching

Tutor: Anthony Connolly PRP

£290 Materials Incl. (the price also includes delicious home cooked lunch and refreshments throughout the day)
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Etching is in principal a very simple process but one which does require some access to specialist equipment. Because of this the initial etching workshop will be limited to just three places.

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.

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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