Easy-to-create, quick-to-print original etchings
This 1-day weekend workshop, with Carol Wax, takes place on Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm and is open to 10 participants. All levels welcome.
In this one-day workshop, participants will learn how to deep etch images of their own designs into copper plates. Then, by adapting woodcut techniques for inking the plates in relief with rollers, scores of impressions can easily be printed on a press or by hand rubbing. This is a fast and easy method for printing large editions of fine art etchings. The process creates beautiful three-dimensional print surfaces that also make these plates suitable for printing embossed images without ink.
Each participant will work on two small copper plates that they will etch an image on and print impressions from. The small format makes these prints perfect for the Center’s 2013 International Miniature Print Competition or to give as Holiday gifts or cards. No prior printmaking experience or special supplies are necessary. Come with monochromatic sketches or just bring your imagination. This is a clean, fun way to introduce adults and children (preferably over ten years old) to fine art printmaking.
Carol Wax is the author of The Mezzotint: History and Technique. She works in several mediums but is best known for mezzotint engravings. Among the many honors her work has received are two grants from the New York foundation for the Arts, The Louise Nevelson Award for Excellence in Printmaking from the American Academy of Arts and letters, and an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb foundation Individual Support Grant. Her prints (including her fine art prints for the holidays) are in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Boston and New York Public Libraries. Carol has been on the faculty at RISD, SUNY New Paltz and Mont Clair State University. She has also presented numerous workshops and lectured extensively on mezzotint.
December 2nd, 2012 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM
299 West Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850