This class is perfect for illustrators and people who love to draw who want to learn about printmaking. Drypoint is an acid-free, non-toxic intaglio technique that's been around since the 1400s, and it's still going strong. Images are incised into a plate using a sharp or hard-tipped tool, like an etching needle, creating lines and raised burrs that capture ink for printing. The plate is inked up like a traditional etching plate, and printed on a printing press, resulting in a beautiful, rich, image with bold lines. Various kinds of plates can be used, and we'll explore drypoint on copper, Plexiglas and aluminum.
We will cover common materials used as drypoint plates (plexi glass and metal), how to make marks, building and developing tones and lines, inking, wiping, and printing your plates. Existing printmakers may bring in etching plates from previous projects and learn how to add drypoint lines to them!
Class dates: TBA
Class time: 1 PM – 5 PM
Class fee: $155 + tax, all paper and materials will be supplied
Instructor: Ren Adams, MFA