Printing workshops: Drypoint

17jun2:30 pm4:00 pmPrinting workshops: Drypointat Hogarth's House

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Try your hand at this printmaking technique with our new printing press!

Unusual for the time, Hogarth made many of his own prints. Learn more about printing and the processes that went into making the prints you see on display in the House. Each workshop will cover Hogarth as a printmaker, the drypoint technique and a hands-on opportunity to make print your own uniquely designed plate.

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking technique. Intaglio, meaning ‘to incise,’ encompasses printing techniques such as engravings and etchings, which are how Hogarth made his prints, as well as the more modern technique of drypoint. Intaglio printing techniques are the opposite of relief printing, such as lino or woodcuts, and require considerably more pressure to print. Participants will create their own unique design using specialist tools, watch it run through our intaglio press and at the end take home their completed masterpiece.

Suitable for beginners, no previous printmaking experience needed.

We provide aprons to all participants and make every effort to use washable inks, but please be mindful of the clothing you choose to wear to the workshop.

Participants must be aged 16+. Spaces limited to 10.

Tickets: £8.14, buy them here.



Hogarth's House

Hogarth’s House was built between 1715 and 1719, and from 1749 until his death was the country home of the great painter, engraver, and satirist William Hogarth (1697 – 1764). Today, you can see the home he lived in, a large collection of his work, and learn about the history of the House, its residents, and the area.
020 8994 6757 Hogarth's House, Hogarth Lane, London W4 2QN

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