Drypoint & the Human Figure – May


Drypoint & the Human Figure – May

Day workshop
Saturday 11th May 2019
11.30am – 4.30pm

2 in stock


Drypoint & the Human Figure

We welcome back visiting tutor Sumiko Eadon for this day workshop which focuses on the intaglio printmaking process of drypoint in relation to the human figure. The workshop runs alongside our exhibition ‘The Human Figure’, showcasing work by WYPW members who work figuratively. Participants on this course will learn how to make and print from a perspex drypoint plate, working from their own sketchbook drawings or photographs, and produce a small edition of prints to take home. Drypoint printing involves cutting and scratching into a plate surface to create line and texture. When inked-up, these areas hold the ink and transfer to the paper to create a printed image.

Sumiko says of her own work: “To me, any act of mark-making, (pencil drawing, smudging, scratching and even cutting), is drawing. The drypoint technique makes my hand work in a different way than in usual drawing, stimulates my thought process as I have to think about tones while drawing, and has a warm effect of the lines when printed on paper.”

Experience level

Beginners or those with some experience of intaglio printing are welcome on this course. Drypoint is an excellent introduction to printmaking for anyone looking to develop their work into print.

Your tutor

Sumiko Eadon is an artist and printmaker based in Leicestershire. She is originally from Japan and in 2013 she obtained a Fine Art degree as a mature student at Loughborough University. Since graduation, she has been involved in numerous residencies, exhibitions and projects. She is currently working regularly as a freelance printmaking tutor & workshop leader. Sumiko was a shortlisted artist in the 2016 Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking at WYPW.

What’s included?

All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.

What’s next?

After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! Find out more about membership here: http://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/

Small print

Cancellations and refunds

If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).

We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.

We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.


If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.

Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.

Cancellation by WYPW

West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.


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