June 19 – 25
Printmaking Class will be mainly etching and drypoint in the same techniques that old masters have done. Why change a great tradition? It is messy, fun, some work and technique, messy and did I say messy? Old pros and newbies are encouraged to take the class.
What will class time be like?
Printmaking has a lot of technical elements and will take time. Class time will have samples and demonstrations-with a lot of free working time. I am in the class at all times and usually in the studio the rest of the day and late evenings if someone wants to work. We will be using chemicals, solvents, acids and inks. Again it is messy. I have done this type of class with folks 5yrs old to 85 years old. Oh and great results from almost everyone!
Will I need to work outside of class?
Yes. This class can be demanding – it is up to the student to decide what they want to accomplish and how much work they want to put into the process. I usually encourage and expect some effort on their part. But boy do we have fun!!
What can I expect to create?
I think a person could do one or two drypoint prints and a pretty involved etching during the week.
Do I need experience to take this class?
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Minimum age of participants is 18.
What do I need to bring to class?
Sketchbook and ideas are always great. They should also never leave home without a “mark-making tool”, pencil, pen, crayon, you know that type of thing. If someone has their own favorite carving tools, they should bring them along. Chocolate is always a good thing.
This class is a part of the Guild’s Summer 2022 Program.
Register here for this class:
Date(s) - Jun 19, 2022 until Jun 25 2022