This four part course explores the two traditional printmaking techniques of drypoint/intaglio and collagraph using common household items and hand-printing techniques from home! Each technique will be explored over two classes, to allow time to prepare each plate during the first and experiment with inking and printing in the next.
Class will be delivered live online via Zoom, and for those who cannot attend live a Zoom recording link will be sent out after class.
Registration is per household, feel free to sign up and have everyone join in!
A limited number of tickets are available at a 50% discount for those in financial hardship.
Supply list: (for questions about the supply list, please email email@example.com)
1x Black Intaglio/etching ink, any size
1x Extra colour of the same ink such as reds or blues, if possible/affordable
Oil based inks that are not water soluble will require baby oil or vegetable oil to clean. Others are formulated to clean with soap and water. Available at Opus: Gamblin Etching Ink. Available at Amazon: Akua Intaglio Ink, Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink, Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink
-Paper: 3x Rives BFK 180gsm (lightweight) 19” x 25” sheets = $15 at Opus *Other printmaking papers will suffice, but lightweight paper will be best for handprinting
-2 feet of tarlatan fabric, sold by the foot
-1x 8.5”x11” Graffix Chipboard sheet (to be cut into two 5.5”x8.5” pieces)
-Acrylic heavy gel medium gloss, such as Liquitex Basics
-Baking tray/container to soak paper
-Cloth dish towel
-Large wooden spoon
-Pencil & sketch paper
-newsprint paper for test prints (sketch paper will work too)
-old magazines, phone book or newsprint
-Something to cover your workspace with to help keep clean