Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Arts & DIYNote: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Intaglio Printmaking is a family of printing techniques in which marks are incised into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle and various other tools, drawings and images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, marks and images are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail.
Artists can also work more spontaneously by scratching gestures and images directly onto plates, transferring textures, or painting directly onto plates with resists and mordents.
Beginning with basic line etching, students will learn and practice traditional plate making and printing processes. Through chine collé, aquatint, dry point, soft ground, and experimentation, student will add tonality, color, and varied marks to their images. No prior printing experience is needed, and students who do have intaglio experience can revisit the foundational skills with a more nuanced understanding of the process, and move on to independent projects.
The basic tools (etching needle, scraper and burnisher) are available to use during class, but students may wish to acquire their own so that they can work outside of class. Three copper plates ($26 value) are included in tuition.
Class #1 1/19/2019 10am-12:30pm
Class #2 1/26/2019 10am-12:30pm
>Class #3 2/2/2019 10am-12:30pm
Class #4 2/9/2019 10am-12:30pm
Class #5 2/16/2019 10am-12:30pm
Class #6 2/23/2019 10am-12:30pm
Class #7 3/2/2019 10am-12:30pm
Class #8 3/9/2019 10am-12:30pm
The basic tools (etching needle, scraper and burnisher) are available to use during class, but students may wish to acquire their own so that they can work outside of class.
Three copper plates ($26 value) are included in tuition. Tools, inks, presses & paper for class assignments are all provided.Cancellation Policy
Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.