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Introduction to Etching, Feb 2023

February 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Thursdays, February 9 and 16, 6-9pm

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About this Workshop:

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 January 31, 2023. 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 image by Nicole Parker


Registration includes a $25 materials fee to cover the materials supplied in class, including copper printing plates, paper, ink, tarlatan, and newsprint. In addition, students are requested to bring the following items:

  • Personal apron (or wear clothes that can get a bit messy)
  • Pencil and paper (if you want to take notes)
  • Two sketches or ideas for your prints, approximately 4” x 6” 
  • Two sheets of Rives BFK white paper (22”x32”), or similar printmaking paper


Nicole Parker is a fine artist specializing in representational oil painting and intaglio printmaking. She received her BFA and Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the fine arts in 2018. She is greatly enriched and inspired by sensory sources like music, film, storytelling and food. She joined Pyramid as a keyholder resident and was thrilled to stay on as an associate! Her work can be viewed at nicole-parker-art.com.

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