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Tetra Pak Dry Point Printing

Duration: One-day workshop
Dates: Sat 27 Jul 2024 10:30 - 16:00
Location: Print Studio

Learn how to do dry point printing the lo-fi way using recycled Tetra Paks. 

Tetra Pak printing is essentially an intaglio printmaking process, similar to etching or dry point on metal. Instead of using metal plates as the printing matrix, this class uses recycled Tetra Pak cartons. 

This material can be cut easily in to different shapes and it's possible to achieve very fine line drawings or textured areas. You will also use 'Chine Colle' techniques to introduce pre-glued pieces of coloured papers. 

This is a perfect course for both beginners and intermediate printmaker, and you will leave with a collection of wonderfully detailed intaglio prints.

Print Studio Terms & Conditions

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Need to know

  • What to bring

We provide everything you'll need, just bring yourself. You are welcome to bring along any inspiration, images or sketchbooks to work from.


  • 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.

In partnership with Freelands Foundation

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