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
 May 14 - May 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 most exciting 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.

Vector Cut Stencil Monotype | Craig Mains

Vector Cut Stencil Monotype | Craig Mains

Affiliated with
Scout Dunbar Studio

Our events are listed with

Community Arts Partnership