Drypoint- Line, Tone, Texture at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking

March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park
295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850
$275 members, $300 non-members

2-day weekend workshop,
$275 members, $300 non-members
Class Size 4 to 6; All Levels

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use different types of styluses, related engraving tools, and non-intaglio materials to create both black and white and color images. Use of drypoint as a means of creating alternative mezzotint grounds will also be covered. Printing instruction will emphasize wiping techniques for controlling plate tone to take full advantage of the drypoint burr. Printmakers interested in using drypoint to expand the range of tones and textures in their etchings are encouraged to bring etched plates, while everyone is invited to bring their imagination.

The ease of working directly on copper plates without the use of acids, grounds, or solvents makes this workshop a great introduction to intaglio printmaking for those with no prior experience.