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Mezzotint and Drypoint over Etching: Expanding the Tonal Range of Etched Plates


J.M.W. Turner

Carol Wax
Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7, 2017, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$45 materials fee includes plates, ink, and paper

Did you ever want to add tone to your etchings but had no access to an airbrush or aquatint box? Or did the risk of foul biting ever make you afraid to re-etch lines? Ever feel something was missing from your etchings but wasn’t sure what it might be? Then you need this workshop in which you will learn how to add subtle gradations, dramatic lighting effects, enhance linear marks, and infuse rich textures into etched plates.

Bring copper or zinc plates on which images have already been etched (in line and/or tone) and we’ll have a multitude of engraving tools and materials to help you expand the tonal range and impact of your prints using new approaches to 18th century techniques that can be done at home, without the use of acid. Instruction also includes inking and wiping skills for taking fullest advantage of your plate’s newly altered topography.

$275 + $45 materials fee ‐ Non‐Members

$245 + $45 materials fee ‐ Members