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Drypoint on Copper with Louise Kohrman

Louise Kohrman
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10-5
$140 non-members, $125 members 
$25 materials includes plates, paper, ink

This workshop is full.  Call to put your name on the waiting list.

Learn the fundamentals of drypoint etching on copper in this one day intensive workshop.  Drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into a plate with a needle tool to create varied lines and textures. By scratching into metal with a sharp point, an artist can create deep and shallow marks that lift a burr to create the characteristic rich, soft, velvety, and fuzzy drypoint line. The artist then inks and runs the plate through an etching press along with a piece of dampened paper to produce a print.

During the workshop you will learn how to create an image with different mark making tools and experiment with inking and wiping methods that consider the nuances of the drypoint plate, while learning to print unique prints. You can expect to start (and maybe finish) your plate and print several state proofs.

Drypoint is a great starting point for learning the basics of Intaglio printmaking as it is one of the most direct methods and doesn’t require special materials or chemicals. This workshop is recommended for those new to printmaking or artists seeking a refresher or a day in the studio to work with support and instruction.

Paper, copper plate, black inks, and instructional handouts provided.