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Intro to Etching
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
Brooklyn, United States
May 22nd - June 12th
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 PM
Utilizing traditional copper plates with non-toxic acid, this course will explore new and old approaches to etching. Etching, an intaglio process dating back to the Middle Ages, involves transferring a drawing or a value tone INTO a metal plate, which is then printed on paper through an etching press. In this intro class, intaglio plate-making and printing with be covered, using traditional techniques as well as new strategies. Aquatint, which is the process to add tonal value to a plate, and Spit Bite, which is as good as it sounds, will be covered. While bad-ass draftsmanship is welcome, it’s not required!
The class will focus on Etching and printing with copper plates using traditional techniques as well as new ways printing with simultaneous intaglio + surface-roll color processes. Exploration of additional etching techniques such as Aquatint and Spit bite will also be covered. Being a bad-ass draftsman is not required but is welcome.
What we provide:
- 6x9-inch copper plate.
- Proofing paper and Newsprint
- Etching Tools for in-shop use
Instructor Noah Breuer:
Noah Breuer received a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA from Columbia University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Japanese woodblock printmaking and papermaking from Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto, Japan. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally in China and Japan. Noah works as an Adjunct Professor in the printmaking department at New York University and as a Freelance Master Printer.
When & Where
The Gowanus Studio Space