Image Credit: Drypoint with tools © Vega Brennan
To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606–1669) and our stunning new exhibition Rembrandt: Etchings from the British Museum we are providing a hands on opportunity to explore and discover the art of etching.
Learn how Rembrandt produced his most atmospheric and dramatic work using the technique of drypoint printing. Rembrandt often etched his plates and then developed them with drypoint and selective inking to completely change the mood of the original image. He would highlight particular figures and alter the lighting to heighten the mood of his work, much as a stage director would alter the focus of a scene by changing the position of the spotlights. Rembrandt's drypoint prints exploited the soft, velvety blackness of the medium and he was a master of representing the human condition through the slightest and most delicate of lines.
This practical workshop will allow you to produce a drypoint plate in the style of Rembrandt. You will print a small edition of prints using a mixture of traditional and modern materials and a professional etching press.
Tickets: £45 (student and member ticket £40) Materials, tea and coffee included
Ticket includes admission to the exhibition, materials, and tea and coffee. Places are limited, booking is essential.