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Introduction to Etching with Rachel Gross
Mondays, 6–9pm starting on October 19, last day November 23.
$285 nonmembers, $235 artist members and students, $25 materials fee.

In this six-week workshop we will explore the time-honored technique of intaglio printmaking: incising lines and marks in a metal plate, wiping ink into those marks and then running the plate through a hand-cranked printing press with damp paper. Participants in the workshop will learn the basics of preparing an etching plate, applying ground, etching the plate in acid, and pulling a proof. We will also cover some tonal techniques including aquatint with rosin and spray-paint, sandpaper, and softground. This class is a great introduction to printmaking for the novice but can also accommodate the more experienced artist. This new six- week format will allow for more experimentation and practice than the typical weekend workshop or four week class.

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Monoprint with Lois Beatty
Saturday, November 7, 10–4, and Sunday, November 8, 10–4. All Levels.
$195 nonmembers, $175 artist members and students, $25 materials fee.

Monoprinting is endlessly adaptable to many styles and techniques. We will explore the layering possibilities of working on the same print with different plates, and with stencils. Using multiple Plexiglas plates permits the artist to experiment with a variety of color and mark combinations. Scraping lines and other marks into the plate enables you to repeat design elements from one print to another.

Monoprinting often lures painters, because it can be more direct and immediate than other printmaking methods—yet it can also be as challenging as anyone could wish.

Workshop Fee

email trps@sover.net or call 802-295-5901 to register