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Etching & Intaglio Printmaking

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West Town, West Side
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302
Btwn N Wolcott Ave & N Wood St
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Jessica Christy

What you'll learn in this printmaking class:

Intaglio Printmaking is a family of printing techniques in which marks are incised into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle and various other tools, drawings and images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, marks and images are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail.

Artists can also work more spontaneously by scratching gestures and images directly onto plates, transferring textures, or painting directly onto plates with resists and mordents.

Beginning with basic line etching, students will learn and practice traditional plate making and printing processes. Through chine collé, aquatint, dry point, soft ground, and experimentation, student will add tonality, color, and varied marks to their images. No prior printing experience is needed, and students who do have intaglio experience can revisit the foundational skills with a more nuanced understanding of the process, and move on to independent projects.

The basic tools (etching needle, scraper and burnisher) are available to use during class, but students may wish to acquire their own so that they can work outside of class. Three copper plates ($26 value) are included in tuition.

Prerequisites: None

Authorization: Conrad Press, Compressor & Airbrush, Intaglio Printing

Student Material List: Etching needle, scraper and burnisher; Paper and additional plates for independent projects (optional but recommended)

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For all classes, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat, unless specified otherwise. One-day workshops require full payment. For cancellations made at least one week prior to the first class, we can refund 50% of the full tuition, or give 100% studio credit to be used within the next 6 months. For cancellations made with less than one weeks notice, we can only give studio credit to be used within the next 6 months. No refund is available if students cancel within 48 hours of the class, workshop or lesson.

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