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Bruce Latimer
  • Term: Summer School Week One 2018
  • Start Date: 8 Jan 2018
  • End Date: 12 Jan 2018
  • Time: Mon-Fri, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Number of Classes: 5
  • Teacher: Bruce Latimer
  • Level: All Levels
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

Discover the exciting world of etching with techniques such as linear hard ground, dry point, open biting, sugar lift, spit biting, aquatint and colour printing. Bruce Latimer teaches you how to realise visual concepts through a variety of methods offered by the medium, and using copper plates and ferric chloride, which are a safer alternative to zinc and nitric acid. You will learn how to print editions using specialised papers.

Bruce Latimer

Bruce Latimer is a printmaker and painter whose work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and many state and regional galleries in Australia, as well as private collections. He is represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne and Beaver Galleries in Canberra. Bruce has taught printmaking at the National Art School, UNSW Art & Design, the Sydney College of the Arts and TAFE NSW. He lived and worked in New York City for 15 years and now resides in Sydney. Visit his website at

  • reference material such as drawings or photographs
  • a notebook for drawing or note taking
  • copper etching plates, a scribe and paper. Details to be discussed on the first day. These can be purchased at Parkers Art Store on the NAS campus. If you already have some please bring them to class
  • at least one small synthetic water colour brush, zero or similar in size, and any other brushes you may have.
  • protective clothing such as an old shirt or apron and covered shoes
  • A particle mask (from a hardware store)
  • Thin, close fitting nitrile gloves
Protective clothing and covered footwear essential