with Alex Chitty
begining May 11, 2010
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm
If you have a dangerous doodle habit, this etching class is an exciting opportunity to familiarize yourself with a new medium. By utilizing a variety of mark making tools and techniques, students will learn to create fancy lines, blubbery lines, furious lines, carefree lines, and everything in between. The class will also explore a process called “Sugar Lift”, which not only sounds cool, but looks cool too, and uses shades and tones to create images in the copper plate. Students will learn to translate their personal style of drawing and painting to fine art printmaking.
This class will meet twice-weekly. All demonstrations of new processes will happen on Tuesdays, when etching students will have the entire studio to themselves. On Thursdays, students will share the studio with Open Studio printers while working on their independent projects. Alex will be on hand to provide endless expert advice.
Students will need to supply plates and paper. All other materials are provided. Students are encouraged to purchase their own tools to enable work to be done outside of class. Basic tools are provided for use at Spudnik, but cannot be taken home.