Intaglio Printmaking Workshop
Explore the heritage of the intaglio printmaker, utilizing historic concepts and techniques to influence your approach to contemporary printmaking. Solar printmaking (intaglio) is a highly versatile and expressive medium, transforming original drawings, paintings, collage, vintage and/or contemporary photographs, JPEG'S, and copier art into high quality etchings. Create a plate using UV light (the sun) without losing your image. Make a small edition, and clean up without the use of turps. You will not use any acids. Enjoy making plates in the sun, developing them with ordinary tap water, and printing the images with an intaglio press.
The focus will be upon utilizing the tools of the printmaker, your potential and creativity as an artist, the simplicity of plate processing, and the production of professional artwork. You will be introduced to a variety of techniques; printmaking practices, and participate in critiques.
Explore the unique sensitivity of Solar printmaking, using an Intaglio Press to create limited edition etchings. Solar printmaking will appeal to artists of all levels, from students and beginners to experienced printmakers, photographers, painters, and artists of all media. The Workshop will conclude with a class exhibit, critique, and celebration.