Etchfest: Soft ground & hard ground

Starts - Sunday 18 June 2023

Diego Mendoza MFA is the Education & Outreach Coordinator at Tashkeel. Originally from Mexico, he holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking (from VCUQ) and a Masters in Arts & Educational Leadership. He has worked in in the cultural and private education sectors of Qatar, Indonesia, UAE, Tanzania and Mexico. His work explores cultural hybridity as he attempts to collage and dissect different cultural realities and the objective of questioning his own cultural values and their representation.


Date: 18 June 2023

Time: 2 - 7 pm


2 spaces left


Al Safa Art & Design Library


AED 450.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.


Join this printmaking workshop and discover the ancient technique of etching.

The intaglio printing method involves using metal plates, such as zinc, copper, or aluminum, to create an image through grooves that trap ink. Whether you're a beginner or simply wish to refresh your knowledge, this workshop is suitable for all.

Working on copper plates, you'll learn how to prepare them and apply hard and soft grounds to create different etched marks. An experimental approach is encouraged through using a range of tools to produce diverse methods of mark making and is ideal for those who enjoy drawing. Participants will learn to print and edition their plates on high quality printmaking papers using our printing press.

By the end of the workshop, you'll have a deeper understanding of intaglio printing, safety and studio etiquette, and the confidence to keep exploring printmaking on your own.

Presented by Tashkeel in collaboration with Sikka Platform and Al Safa Art & Design Library

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