Introduction to basic and safe methods of etching with a non-acid solution (ferric chloride) using copper plates. While drawing ability would be helpful for artists completely new to etching, printmaking experience is not necessary to take this class. Those with etching experience can expand on more advanced techniques or try mezzotints. The use of a large and small etching press, aquatint box and other equipment will be covered.
Introduction to block relief printing in linocut techniques. No printmaking experience is necessary, but some art class experience is. Working in oil-based inks, we will explore one-color and more advanced reduction and multiple block prints for those who want to go further in their relief printing experience. In-depth instruction in registration techniques, methods and materials with an emphasis on solid design and pre-planning will be offered in this class.
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.
Chine-collé roughly translates from French chine = tissue, and collé, meaning glued or pasted. It is a special technique in printmaking, in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process.
Chine-colle’ is a wonderful way to add depth, variety and color to your prints! We will be primarily using this method in combination with monotype printmaking, which involves the use of a plexiglass plate to draw, paint or roll ink on to. The possibilities are endless!