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Creative drypoint

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About this class

Join Artichoke Printing in their studios in Brixton for this day of creative drypoint which is perfect for beginners. What's drypoint I hear you ask... well come inside and check it out - it's awesome!

Did you know?

Did you know drypoint is a printmaking technique that belongs to the Intaglio family. Intaglio is a group of printmaking techniques in which the image is scratched or incised into a surface, and the line made or sunken area holds the ink. All sounds rather ink-redible to me!

In this class

Drypoint is the art of drawing directly onto a chosen substrate, usually metal with a hard polished surface. You will learn to use steel tools especially designed for making textures and raising burr on a substance. You will then get to use a printing press which is needed to bring the rich incised lines and delicate textures to life.

This class is perfect for anyone who loves beautiful tools, the featheriness of charcoal lines and the dark moodiness of shading and wants to try a different drawing technique. The tutor, Melvyn, will be on hand to guide you through and answer any questions. All materials will be provided so all you need to bring is a smile and plenty of enthusiasm.

Now you can

  • Try out your drawing skills in an exciting new medium
  • Safely and accurately use steel tools to make different textures for your print
  • Learn to use a printing press to get the best out of your images


Take your prints home with you at the end of the workshop.

Meet your teacher

Melvyn Petterson has 35 years experience at his fingertips and and his drypoints are in collections around the world, making the perfect tutor for beginners and more advanced students.

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A professional, thriving printmaking workshop based in the heart of Brixton in south London.

Artichoke Printmaking has over 24 years of expertise, passion and commitment for art - working with established artists, emerging students and those who just love making art. Our diverse range of innovative and inspiring artists work alongside our students in an exciting teaching environment. Work groups are small and friendly in size and focus on hands-on making, professional guidance and the friendly fun needed to stimulate the soul and make being creative a flourishing state of being and doing.

Whether it is the first time or you are revisiting an old hobby or interest our workshops will teach you what you need to know – from the basics to fine-tuned specialist details. All we ask you to bring is enthusiasm and a smile :)

Artichoke Printmaking can teach anything from lino printing to etching and from stone lithography to creative drypoint. The workshops are varied in duration and price so we have something for everyone!

Find us:

  • We are a stones throw away from Loughborough Junction station or a short walk from Brixton underground.


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