Dry Point Printmaking

with Lisa Feyen

Date: May 9 – Jun 13Space: Workshop

Term 2 Evening Classes 2024
Creative Arts Napier

Dry Point Printmaking for Beginners

Learn the simple technique of drypoint etching in this series of six evening classes with printmaker Lisa Feyen of Ink Moth Print Studio

You will explore this technique in depth, play with textures and tone to create your own beautiful edition of hand-crafted fine art prints. This series of evening workshops is perfect for complete print beginners or artists looking to broaden their practice and develop image ideas into multiples. Have fun, meet some like-minded creatives and delve into the world of printmaking. Dry point is a great place to start!

What is Drypoint?

Drypoint is a versatile printmaking process which involves etching an image into a polycarbonate plate ready for printing. Using etching tools, you will carve the surface with your design creating a unique textured plate to print multiple editions from. You will then learn how to ink your plate and print it using the CAN etching press. This technique is perfect for getting lovely atmospheric images with the application of ink, helping you loosen up and enjoy all that drypoint has to offer.

When: 6-8pm, Thursday 9 May – 13 June 2024 inclusive.

Where: CAN workshop

Cost: $210

Bookings: Contact Lisa to register at

(Limited to 10 places; pre-payment is required to secure your spot)

Materials are included in the cost of the course:

  • A dry point needle for you to keep
  • Tracing paper/newsprint
  • An A5 Polycarbonate plate (more will be available to purchase from your tutor)
  • Use of intaglio inks at the workshops
  • Mull cloth for wiping back the ink on the plate
  • Wet strength paper to print on (although you are encouraged to also bring some good quality printmaking paper like Fabriano Tiepelo)

What to bring: 

  • photographs and drawings of anything that will help you feel inspired and get your juices flowing!
  • Sketch book or paper, pencils, eraser
  • Roll of masking tape
  • An apron or an old shirt
  • If you have a Dremel tool, bring it along! These are excellent for experimentation.
  • If you have some, a set of watercolours and small brushes


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