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Etching by Jenny Graham


July 3 – 5, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm

Tutor : Jenny Graham

Fee: £180

Using aspects of the natural world students will explore different aluminium etching techniques. Discussions about creative interpretation of the environment will be combined with practical exercises on how to create line, tone and texture using a variety of processes.

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Students in Jenny’s last year’s course printing etching plates

Participants will begin by collecting visual information from the landscape surrounding the workshop. Sketches will be turned into simple line etchings and then other printmaking processes will be added to create tone and texture. Students will be encouraged to use a creative and experimental approach to the subject working with both figurative and abstract techniques.

So, if you want to learn aluminium etching techniques (always experimental!), or improve skills you already have, using the lovely surroundings of the Dove as inspiration, this is the course for you. Email or message dovearts on facebook if you would like to reserve a place.


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Etching by Jenny Graham


One of the Tree House Library commissions is a book called ‘Field of Dreams’, currently in the making by Jenny Graham, who visits the White Field each time she comes to the Dove (often weekly, for the Fingerprint group of printmakers). Here are some of the pages, as she describes them on her Facebook page:

‘A few pages of the artist’s book I am working on for Amazing Space II during Somerset Art Weeks at  Dove Sudios. The piece is based on an ancient wildflower meadow near the Dove and all the prints are taken from vegetation collected (very judiciously) from the field. Coloured pages and text still to come.’

Two botanists visited the field on a hot day in June and have done a count of all the different plants there: the list numbers 112. Astonishing, and no other meadow like it for miles around. A seed bank for the future (for Wild Lea, the Dove, Greenhill and Avalon Permaculture too we hope – we’re working on it).