Adult Classes | Printmaking

515 - Copper Etching

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Didier, Jon

Explore the fascinating process of copper etching, dating back to the 15th century! This class encourages participants to experiment with different intaglio techniques for executing captivating embossments on paper. Students will turn a blank copper plate into a matrix for showcasing the subject matter of their choice. Over the course of the six week session, images will be re-worked to completion. Some drawing experience is recommended. Get ready to ink some plates!

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504 - Intaglio - Etching

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Bird, Holly

Introduction to basic and safe methods of etching with a non-acid solution (ferric chloride) using copper plates. Some drawing and printmaking experience would be helpful for artists completely new to etching. Those with more experience can expand on their printmaking work. Mezzotints and other techniques will be offered, the use of a large etching press will also be covered. Please register early so we can order the necessary plates, and if possible, try to have a 3" x 5" sketch in mind for the first class.

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511 - Intaglio Etching

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Bird, Holly

Introduction to basic and safe methods of etching with a non-acid solution (ferric chloride) using copper plates. Some drawing and printmaking experience would be helpful for artists completely new to etching. Those with more experience can expand on their printmaking work. Mezzotints and other techniques will be offered, the use of a large etching press will also be covered. Please register early so we can order the necessary plates, and if possible, try to have a 3" x 5" sketch in mind for the first class.

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512 - Intro to Relief Printing

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Leisch, Heather

Introduction to block relief printing in linocut techniques. Working in oil-based inks, we will explore one-color, reduction and multiple block prints, transferring images by hand and also by using the large press. You'll learn about the history of relief printing; choosing subject matter; the importance of design; preparing images for maximum contrast and interest; pre-planning for multiple colors, carving techniques and tools for wood or linocut; block registration methods and printing techniques. Woodcut is an option for students and will be discussed.

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502 - Relief Printmaking

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00

Instructor: Bird, Holly

Introduction to block relief printing in linocut techniques. Working in oil-based inks, we will explore one-color, reduction and multiple block prints, transferring images by hand with a baren and/or wooden tools and also by using the large DFAC press. There will be a class handout and discussion of the history of relief printing; choosing subject matter; the importance of design; preparing images for maximum contrast and interest; pre-planning for multiple colors, carving techniques and tools for wood or linocut; block registration methods and printing techniques. Woodcut is an option for students and will be discussed.

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516W - The Multiple Color Linoleum Print

Member Tuition: $160.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $190.00

Instructor: Bird, Holly

An introduction to multiple color linoleum block printmaking for all levels. There will be a handout — we’ll cover some brief history, see examples and discuss the importance of good design and planning before starting. By the end of this 2-day workshop, a student will have editioned an approx. 5” x 7” linoleum print in 2 to 3 colors and will be able to pursue multiple color relief printing in their home studio without needing a press. This workshop will be especially suitable for making your holiday cards for 2017!

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