Starfangled Press

Less Toxic Intaglio: Aquatint Intensive


  • Asheville BookWorks 428 Haywood Road Asheville, NC, 28806 United States

Starfangled Press at Asheville BookWorks

December 11 – 13, 2015
Friday 6 – 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 – 5 pm
Cost: $365  
(includes a $90 fee for printing materials in addition to a scraper/burnishing tool and two copper plates which students take home at the end of class.)

Register for the workshop HERE

Description – This workshop intensive will focus on creating aquatint etchings using safe and sustainable Intaglio printmaking practices, providing valuable information for both beginners and experienced printers. Techniques covered will include copper plate preparation, aquatint ground application, etching with ferric chloride, and printing. Each student will create and print a copper plate, developing their images through aquatint etching and physical plate work (scraping, burnishing, drypoint). Plates will be printed using oil-­‐based inks, but no petroleum-­‐based grounds or solvents will be used in this course. This significantly reduces the presence of the fumes and odors associated with traditional Intaglio practice.

Students should bring to the class:

  • Etching tools*optional
  • Pencil / pen
  • Drawing paper
  • Tracing and/or carbon transfer paper
  • 1 roll of viva paper towels
  • Apron
  • 18 x 24 pad of newsprint for drying and transporting prints