Mezzotint | Judy Barringer

Mezzotint | Judy Barringer

Sat, 5/11 10am-3pm
Sat, 5/18 10am-3pm
Sat, 5/25 10am-3pm
Sat, 6/1 10am-3pm


$300 non-associates / $255 associates ($35 for materials)

Mezzotint is a printmaking process of the intaglio family, technically a drypoint method. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little pits made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker." The whole surface of the plate, usually copper, is roughened evenly, manually with the rocker, or mechanically. In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. Areas smoothed completely flat will not hold ink at all: such areas will print "white," that is, without ink. By varying the degree of smoothing, mid-tones between black and white can be created, hence the name mezzo-tinto which is Italian for "half-tone" or "half-painted". This is called working from "dark to light", or the "subtractive" method. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.


Two Color Etching | Christa Wolf

Two Color Etching | Christa Wolf
5/14 - 5/28, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-1pm

$225 non-associates / $191.25 associates ($35 for materials)

Join our 2 color etching workshop and express your ideas with one of the most traditional yet mostexciting forms of printmaking. We will explore the use of color in an etching, which is slightly non-traditional but produces amazing results. We will spend our time making images, proofing plates and creating small editions.


Intro to Copper Plate Etching | Hunter Buck

Intro to Copper Plate Etching | Hunter Buck


Mon 6/17 5:30 - 8:30pm 
Wed 6/19 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fri 6/21 5:30 - 8:30pm
$135 non-associates / $115 associates ($75 for materials)

Copper plate etching is a process where a polished piece of copper is processed with either engraving or an acid bath with the intention of creating grooves and lines to hold ink. Ink is applied to the whole plate, then carefully wiped down leaving the ink the grooves and lines. The plate is then ran through the press with a sheet of damp paper for the final print.

In this course we will cover the basic methods and techniques of etching, as well as explore some "experimental" mark making approaches. The course is three days, which will allow for enough time to get everyone to the printing stage of the process. In addition to the processes and techniques, I will promote an exploration of imagery, composition and themes because printmakers are artists too!

Vector Cut Stencil Monotype | Craig Mains

Vector Cut Stencil Monotype | Craig Mains

Dates TBA 

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($$35 for materials)

Create stenciled monotypes and using Photoshop, Illustrator and Silhouette software to createsmooth and detailed cuts. This workshop will cover preparing vector graphics, cutting frosted mylar stencils on a Silhoette vinyl cutter and painting stenciled mylar plates wit

h water-based inks to create subtle and intricate monotype prints. This process allows you to paint quickly onto the mylar plates, then transfer the ink to dampened paper using an etching press. You will learn about ghost images, which can achieve wonderful effects. This technique is completely non-toxic, and can be used in a classroom settings.

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Scout Dunbar Studio

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Community Arts Partnership