In conjunction with the Darwin Visual Arts Association (DVAA), Basil Hall Editions has been running a number of successful workshops in woodblock and etching over the last six months. It’s strange what happens when you announce you are moving location! Everyone wants to sign up for courses now….On the weekend of March 31-April 1, Basil ran his second 2012 weekend extravaganza with nine participants. Unfortunately he didn’t have time to take any photos, so we hope that the woodblockers pictured here in our December 2011 workshop won’t mind their picture being used as an example!) This month’s workshop saw artists working in lino, wood and multi-plate colour etching. In two days we covered drypoint, line etching, softground, aquatint, sugarlift and plate to plate transfer and some beautiful images were made. There are few places in the country these days where all these skills are still being taught, and the nine who attended the workshop seemed to appreciate that they had had a unique opportunity to observe and/or try many of the most popular etching techniques…all in two days! More workshops are planned for April weekends, so let us know if you’d like to join in. We only need 6 people to make up the numbers, so if April 14/15 is of interest, email Basil on firstname.lastname@example.org. We haven’t left Darwin yet!
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April 2, 2012 Basil Hall