Drypoint and Color
May 6 @ 10:00 am - May 8 @ 5:00 pm$360 – $410
with Joyce Silverstone
May 6-8, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
$375 non-members, $325 members + $35 materials fee
Limited to 8 participants. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required.
Get to know the fundamentals of ink, paper and press use, along with the tools of the studio, the unique qualities of Akua Water-based Inks, and innovative monotype and drypoint methods.
Traditionally, monotypes are printed from a smooth substrate, with no repeatable marks on the plate. During this workshop, we will explore using monotype methods to approach printing a plate with repeatable elements.
Teaching will highlight how to make and print a drypoint plate with time to practice intaglio wiping skills, and demonstrations will include the ins and outs of mixing and layering and manipulating color additions. Each day of the workshop begins with a demonstration of a printmaking technique, followed by individual attention and supported practice time with plenty of time for working with the materials.
We will begin by loosening up by making transfer drawings to use as guides for making drypoint plates. PETG plastic will be the substrate used for the drypoints and monotypes, which is a flexible, transparent plastic sheet.