Monday, December 03, 2012


During 2012, I have been studying printmaking at our local Polytech art school. At the beginning of the academic year in February, I enrolled for the Diploma of Art, Craft and Design.  The academic year is now over and last week, I received my Diploma.  During the course I was able to focus on acquiring knowledge and skills associated with etching.

 Last year when I undertook the Certificate course, we explored lino cuts, woodcuts, screen printing  and lithography as well as etching. I have always wanted to learn etching so, at 70 I thought the time had arrived.  It has been a wonderful, stimulating course. The good news is that I might be able to apply to undertake an Advanced Diploma in 2013. We'll see what the new year brings.  Here are a few of my recent etchings.