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Geometric shapes in abstract pattern

Etching Workshop

10:00AM - 1:00PM
Sep 18 - Dec 18
3.50 CEUs,
12 Sessions

Elaine Breiger Printmaker

The many ways of working with traditional and contemporary techniques to create linear, tonal, painterly and photographic images will be explored in this course. Traditional techniques include drypoint for velvety lines, hard ground for pen-and-ink effects, soft ground for crayon and chalk-like lines, aquatint for charcoal-like tones, and white ground and lift grounds for the quality of watercolor. These can be combined on a single plate or with multiple plates to build up the image. Separations for multiple-plate printing will be demonstrated. Inking techniques include black-and-white and color intaglio, surface rolls, viscosity inking, stenciling, and chine collé for added color and texture. Collagraphs, carborundum prints, monoprints, Xerox transfers, embossing and offsetting methods will be shown, along with photo-etching processes in which hand-drawn, painted and photographic images can be transferred to the metal. Print on various papers, canvas, silk and other materials. Create one-of-a-kind prints, editions and artists' books from this versatile, inventive medium. Think it, ink it, print it. Previous printmaking experience is not required.


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