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Drypoint: Line, Tone and Texture

Cog-no-senseCarol Wax
Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2016, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$30 materials fee includes plates, ink, paper

Drypoint is one of the most versatile and direct approaches to intaglio printmaking. Known mainly for its use in drawing images directly on copper without the use of acid, drypoint also encompasses stippling and alternative grounding methods for working deductively in the mezzotint manner. In this workshop, participants will learn techniques for using the stylus to incise lines and tones, as well as ways to handle related engraving tools and materials for creating textural effects. Printing instruction will emphasize wiping techniques for controlling plate tone to take full advantage of the drypoint burr, as well as approaches to color printing. Artists interested in using drypoint to expand the range of tones and textures in their etchings are welcome to bring etched plates, while everyone is invited to bring their imagination.  This fun, easy process is a great introduction to intaglio and will provide you the opportunity to try a wide range of tools.

$275 + $30 materials fee ‐ Non‐Members

$245 + $30 materials fee ‐ Members