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Working the Etched Plate

Liz Chalfin
Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8, 2015, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$30 materials fee

Etching provides artists with wonderful opportunities to rework metal plates.  This workshop will focus on pushing existing etching plates to more successful resolutions by adding and removing line, tone, texture and the use of different inking strategies.

Bring your existing plates and proofs and let Zea Mays Printmaking Director Liz Chalfin help you work back into them with aquatint, hardground, softground and lift grounds, as well as scraping, sanding, burnishing and drypoint.  We will fearlessly push and pull the image on your plate with hand tools and chemistry. Chalfin will also cover inking, wiping and surface rolling strategies to enliven your prints.

This class can be considered an intermediate etching course and is designed for students who have worked with the BIG ground and etching processes in use at Zea Mays Printmaking.  The focus will be on taking your etching skills to the next level.

Materials fee covers inks, grounds and proofing paper.

$275 + $30 materials ‐ Non‐Members

$245 + $30 materials ‐ Members