Art teacher Donna Bompas has produced handcrafted etchings to be sold in aid of Chislehurst Commons at their Open Day this Saturday (15th October).

Donna, who is best known for organising community events such as The Big Draw and the Open Air Cinema, has created four unique etchings that will be on display at The Old Chapel between 10-4pm. Each one depicts a different view of the Commons. The limited edition prints will be handmade to order by Donna, who runs her own art school in Chislehurst.

The mounted etchings are priced between £30 and £40, according to size. There is also an option to buy framed versions from £50. Donna is generously donating 100% of the sale price to the Trustees’ charity.

Etching is a traditional printmaking technique that involves engraving on to a metal plate that has been covered in acid-resistant wax. The plate is then bathed in acid to expose the design, before being inked and printed on to high-quality paper. It is a time-consuming process as each print is made individually using a hand-operated printing press.

All are welcome to attend the Commons Open Day at The Old Chapel in Queens Passage (just off the High Street). Go along to see the exhibition, meet the Trustees and hear more about how the 180 acres of Commons are managed on behalf of the community.


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