Milk Carton Etching
Wait! Don't toss that milk carton. Bring it to class for a fun, surprisingly sophisticated printmaking technique known as Milk Carton Drypoint. This technique is so affordable and low tech, great for classrooms or those who have wanted to try drypoint etching without breaking the budget.
Drypoint itself is an acid-free, non-toxic intaglio technique, in which an image is incised into a plate (or matrix) using a sharp or hard-tipped tool, like an etching needle, X-acto knife, wooden sticks or even nails and tacks. The plate is inked up like a traditional etching plate, and printed on a printing press, resulting in a beautiful, rich, image with lush plate tone and bold lines. Milk Carton drypoint is special because the plate isn't metal, it's literally pieces cut from milk cartonboard! You can use everything from ice cream buckets to orange juice containers. In this course, you'll learn which materials work best, how to cut and shape plates, how to create areas of continuous tone and fine lines, and best of all, how to ink and print these unique surfaces.
Day: April 24, 2021
Time: 10am – 5pm (with lunch break)
Class fee: $120 + tax, all paper and materials will be supplied
Instructor: Jessica Krichels