Workshops Archive

Advanced Etching Projects with Liz Chalfin

Liz Chalfin
Monday-Friday, July 20-31, 2020, 9-4 with open studio time until 6 PM weekdays and 10-5 weekend
$1500 non-members, $1200 members – includes ink and paper, plates can be purchased at the studio 

This workshop is designed for artists to conceive, develop and complete an edition of etchings.  Artists will work with studio director Liz Chalfin to map out a plan to create a finished intaglio print that may include multiple plates, color printing, chine colle and more.  Participants will be able to work in copper, zinc or aluminum and use a wide variety of plate making processes including: hardground, softground, lift grounds, airbrush aquatint, spit bite, marbling and non-darkroom photo processes.  Demonstrations and instructions for each of these processes will be provided as needed.

During the workshop, participants will be introduced to Zea Mays’ safer methods for making etchings and receive instruction and handouts for the various processes. We will explore both oil and water-washable inks and have numerous opportunities to mix color and apply color theory to etching.

Participants will also be introduced to professional printing practices including multi-plate registration methods, paper preparation, ink modification, press usage, curating and drying prints.  

This workshop counts towards the Zea Mays Printmaking “Green Printmaking Certificate: Intaglio”.

$1500 ‐Non‐Members

$1200 ‐Members