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. Ages 17 and up.
Introduction to basic and safe methods of etching with a non-acid solution (ferric chloride) using copper plates. Printmaking experience is not necessary but having taken a drawing class or have some basic drawing ability is required. 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. Ages 17 and up.