Printmaking - Introduction to Etching with Lucy Buxton. Colour Box Studio Workshop

Colour Box Studio is thrilled to welcome printmaker Lucy Buxton to facilitate an exciting “Introduction to Etching” workshop on the 9th July, 2016. We sat down with Lucy to learn more about her work as an illustrator and printmaker – Read on to learn more about her creative process and upcoming workshop.
Lucy is a printmaker, children’s book illustrator and musician based in Footscray, Victoria. After majoring in Printmaking as part of her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Monash University, she went on to study a post-graduate certificate in Arts and Community Engagement at the Victorian College of the Arts.
As an illustrator and printmaker, she explores whimsical, semi-human characters in the midst of adventure with a strong Japanese influence.
“The biggest influences of my style mainly come from Japan; Japanese anime, especially the hand-drawn animation from Studio Ghibli, Japanese manga and Takashi Murakami.”
These influences are clear in her use of colour and line to create small scenes of spontaneity in ethereal worlds.  
Her love of printmaking spurs from the organic nature of the printing process – “I love how printmaking immerses me in a timeless, process-based world, and feel that it provides me with an outlet that has a very different pace to the rest of the world.”
Lucy’s workshop will take place in our residency space at VU at MetroWest on the 9th July from 11am – 3pm.
Participants in Lucy’s workshop will create four of their own original prints using an easy drypoint etching method – you’ll learn how to engrave your design into perspex plate, produce multiple editions of your artwork using a direct-drive etching press, and experiment with applying colour with vibrant inks.
Enjoy the immersive printmaking process and making artworks by hand and walk way with four original prints of your own design on gorgeous cotton printmaking paper.
This is a workshop designed for beginners – no experience necessary!
Introduction to Etching by Lucy Buxton with Colour Box Studio
Introduction to Etching by Lucy Buxton with Colour Box Studio
You’ll learn:
– An overview of printmaking processes
– Tips on how to create a design that’ll work well for etching
– How to etch your designs onto perspex plates
– How to use a direct-drive etching press to print your designs
– How to colour your work using various inks
You’ll get:
– Pure cotton printmaking paper
– Perspex plate
– Tartelan
– Use of other materials, tools and inks
– Tea, coffee and biccies
Plus a Goody Bag including:
– A personal etching tool
– Lucy Buxton postcard print
– Information and instruction sheet about etching processes
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You can find Lucy’s work here: