Etching has been used in printmaking for centuries by artists such as Goya, Rembrandt, and Picasso.
Etching is created by applying various resists to a metal plate that when worked through and exposed to acid, create grooves in the surface that hold ink. The inked plate is then run through a printmaking press, and the image is transferred to paper. Because the plate design is permanent, multiple images can be created.
Students will learn techniques for drawing into both hard and soft ground as well as a Sharpie resist. The instructor will provide demos each week and assist new students in creating prints.
Includes one 3-hour practice session per week during monitored practice hours.
Tuition for this class includes a fee of $20 for basic materials provided by CAW.
Students who withdraw 48 hours prior to the first class are eligible for a refund or credit toward another class, less a $25 registration fee.
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Term: Fall 2023
Suggested Ages: 18+
3 sessions: $182.00; Capacity: 8
Required: 1 or more Copper plates 4"x6" (can be purchased at CAW or many art supply stores) 1 or more sheets Rives BFK paper or other printmaking papers (sized) Sketches to work from Basic art supply box with pencils, Sharpies, tape, sketchpad Roll of paper towels Optional: Etching tools are useful but not necessary Gloves -vinyl or latex (optional) -We are using oil-based ink