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!


Affiliated with
Scout Dunbar Studio

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Community Arts Partnership