This beginner/refresher workshop introduces participants to creating intaglio prints from copper plates. It will cover basic techniques including drypoint, hard ground line etching, plate preparation, and printing, as well as an overview of best practices in the print shop such as cleaning procedures, setting the press, and materials location and sourcing. This is a perfect printing process for those who love working with line and tone. Participants will produce a small copper plate etching and edition, using black ink and/or variable colors, depending on the interests and levels of the students.
The class will conclude with an opportunity to share and discuss everyone’s artwork.
Level: Beginner – no previous experience necessary
Registration closes August 4, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.
Sample images by Nicole Parker