In-House Workshops

Introduction to Aquatint: Step Etching

with Kevin Pomerleau
Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2021, 10-5
$250 non-members   $225 members
$35 materials fee includes plate, ink, paper

This workshop is an introduction to the process of step etching and printing an aquatinted plate, a variant of etching that produces areas of tone rather than hard lines. Used properly an aquatint can add texture, depth, or even flat planes of tone to your etching. 
Using the Zea Mays Acrylic Aquatint Spray, workshop participants will learn the foundational techniques of adding multiple tones to an etching using a single plate and black ink. Some of the topics covered in this workshop will include how to successfully prepare and apply an aquatint to a copper plate, how to step etch an aquatint to achieve effective tonal variations, how to properly wipe and print an aquatinted plate, and how to troubleshoot unexpected mishaps that may arise from the point that you apply the aquatint to pulling the finished print. 
This workshop is open to all levels but is best suited for printmakers with some experience in etching.  It’s especially well-suited for those who want to learn about airbrush aquatint techniques.


$250 + $35 materials fee ‐ Non-Members

$225 + $35 materials fee ‐ Members