Introduction to Copper Etching
Two Day Workshop
This basic, introductory workshop provides students with all the information they need to create a rich line etching and aquatint using non-toxic methods. Etching is a marvelous technique for those who love to draw to take their art to a new level. Students will learn to prepare their plates, coat them with hardground, etch and print them. We will learn to use aquatint to create luscious grays similar to those seen in Goya’s etchings. This process was originated in the 16th century and was made famous by artists such as Rembrandt and Turner. This workshop is open to those who are just beginning or those who want to learn non-toxic methods of etching.
Class dates: May 19-20
Class time: 10 AM – 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $240+ tax, includes 6 x 4.5″ copper plate, 1 sheet of paper, and most printing materials
Instructor: Pam Wesolek