A basic introduction to new and safe methods in copper plate intaglio etching. This two-day workshop will cover preparation of the plate’s surface; graphite transfer of your drawing; drawing techniques with the scribing the tool(s) and using aquatint to add grayscale value. No previous printmaking experience is required but some basic drawing ability is.
An introduction to multiple color linoleum block printmaking for all levels. By the end of this 2-day workshop, a student will have made a simple, hardboard registration "jig" to keep and will complete a 4"x6" print in 2 to 3 colors. They will be able to pursue multiple color relief printing in their home studio without needing a press. Professional-level toolkits will be lent out to all students and the hardboard jig, unmounted linoleum, paper and ink will all be provided with their material fee.
This two-day beginner’s intaglio workshop will use both traditional and non-toxic techniques to build a wide range of skills for etching on copper. Students will begin with simple line drawings and be introduced to printing the plate. In the second half of the class, students will learn to build up value and depth by using a variety of aquatint processes. Using many different materials, we will discuss what is happening chemically during each etch. There will also be chances to work reductively using scraping and burnishing.