For both beginners and those wishing to improve their technical proficiency with intaglio processes, this course will focus on developing a visual vocabulary using traditional methods of intaglio printmaking processes. Students will learn basic techniques for manipulating copper plates, including drypoint, engraving, mezzotint, etching with hard and soft grounds, and aquatint methods, step bite, spit bite, and soap ground. Printing techniques covered will include hand-wiping, multiple-plate and color registration, and chine colle. Students will investigate how process affects the production and reception of their work, utilizing the rich variety of marks and surfaces Intaglio offers and adapting it to their individual goals and aesthetics. Emphasis will be placed on the development of imagery in relation to the process in which it is produced. Technical and conceptual growth will be facilitated through both independent discussions and group critiques. Students will be expected to produce a small print demonstrating competency in each technique, culminating in an edition to be included in a class print exchange at the end of the course.
Estimated Material Costs: $175.00