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: 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 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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969W - Simple Screen Printing on Fabric

Member Tuition: $55.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $85.00

Instructor: Damme, Coralette

This is a 1 day workshop.

Learn a simple yet effective process for making your own screen prints that you can continue to do at home! You'll learn how to use every day materials to create a simple silkscreen design and print it on your own tea towel! Simple designs with thick lines or shapes work best--don't know what to make? How about a monogram of your initials or some symbol that you identify with... You'll make a single color image about 5x5 inches in size. Bring extra T-shirts, bags or other fabric items to print if desired.
A $12 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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