Marvellous Mezzotint Workshop

RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:30

Workshop with Martin Maywood, Guest Tutor

Receive expert guidance on how to create and print a mezzotint engraving. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced printmakers. Ready-rocked Mezzotint plates will be provided.

Guest tutor, Martin Maywood, is an experienced mezzotint artist. He is well practiced in traditional mezzotint engraving and has also developed some new alternative ways of printing with mezzotint plates. He also rocks and supplies mezzotint plates to other artists around the world.

During Martin’s workshop you with be shown how to engrave and print your own mezzotint engraving and also try out one or two new techniques. The course will cover suitable subject matter and how to transfer images from life, sketch or photograph onto the plate. You will then be shown how to use the scraper/burnisher to engrave your image. Finally how to ink up and print onto thick acid- free paper through an etching press.

Subject matter will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own sketches, photos and ideas. Included in the materials cost is a mezzotint plate 50x60mm, small enough to engrave and print in a day with remarkable detail. Other sizes will be available to buy at reduced cost. All tools and materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own etching tools if you have any.

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Booking essential

To book please contact the Gallery on 0121 236 4353. Payment can be made in cash or by card or cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to RBSA. 

Places are limited to 10 students per workshop. Allocation will take place on a first come first served basis, subject to receipt of full non-transferable and non-refundable payment. 

The RBSA Gallery reserves the right to withdraw the course. In this eventuality, you will be notified and fully refunded.


£60 per person 
£55 for Friends of the RBSAMembers & Associates, and full-time students

Price includes a mezzotint plate (50x60mm), tools, and materials. Other plate sizes will be available to buy at reduced cost.

A valid student ID must be provided to receive a student discount.


11.00am - 4.30pm (with 40 minutes break for lunch)


We would like to thank Cass Art for sponsoring our Summer workshops this year. Click the link here to view their website.


Martin Maywood (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
West Midlands
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA