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Seelction of etching plates and prints featuring feathers

Soft Ground Etching with Feathers

Duration: One-day workshop
Dates: Sat 15 Jun 2024 10:30 - 16:00
Location: Print Studio

Bring a feather and use it to create an edition of beautiful prints. 

Whether you have some knowledge of etching or you’re a complete beginner, this is lo-fi method of printmaking is fun and creates great results. You will learn how to prepare small zinc plates for the soft ground etching technique and then use it to create feather prints with a variety of deckled edged papers, inks and ‘Chine Colle’.

Print Studio Terms & Conditions

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4 Shelves in DCA Print Studio filled with different paints.

Need to know

  • What to bring

Bring along a feather that is between 2cm to 10cm in length.


  • What to wear

We'll provide aprons and gloves but recommend wearing old cloths as printmaking can be messy. Please note that open-toed footwear and sandals are not allowed.


  • Food & drinks

A sealed water flask or drinking vessel is permitted but other food and drinks are not allowed in the studio.

Meet your tutor

Photo of Claire McVinnie taking a print off of a press in DCA Print Studio

Claire McVinnie

Claire McVinnie is a Dundee based artist/printmaker specialising in etching, screen printing, collagraph and relief print processes. As well as working as a freelance artist, Claire is employed as a Print Studio Coordinator in DCA.
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