HARDGROUND & AQUATINT WITH NIALL BINGHAM
Etching a Copper plate by creating linear marks through a waxy ground (and submerging the plate in Ferric Chloride) is referred to as ‘hard ground etching’. Tone is introduced by etching through a partial ground (aquatint) to varying depths. The etched plate is inked up and printed on cotton paper. The combination of Hardground and Aquatint constitutes the ‘classic’ etching.
Niall Bingham: Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1981, where he studied Fine Art at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, completing his BAVA (Hons) in 2005. Whilst studying printmaking under Vulindlela Nyoni, he developed a passion for the medium and its processes. He spent his second year of studies at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan on an exchange program, learning Japanese and training in Sumi-e painting and Ceramics. His interest in printmaking led him to the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) in Johannesburg, where he collaborated and printed for top South African artists including William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Paul Stopforth, Willem Boshoff, David Koloane and many others. He joined the W.S.O.A. team at the beginning of 2011 as Printmaking Technician, where he continues to teach, manage printmaking affairs and produce his own work. He is currently completing his MAFA, and is an active member on the Bag Factory selection committee.
Duration: Full Day
Time: 08:30 –16:00
Class Size: Max 9
Skill Level: Intermediate