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Intaglio for the Rest of Us

Mondays (6 weeks), January 23 through March 6, 6-8 PM, Taught by Zoe Erickson
ZACC Print Shop

Mondays | January 23 through March 6* | 6-8 PM | ZACC Print Shop | Taught by Zoe Erickson | $125

Intaglio is a general term for several methods of printmaking in which ink is transferred to paper via marks incised in the surface of a printing plate (such as copper or plastic). Damp paper is pushed through a printing press and the pressure allows the paper to absorb the ink sitting below the surface of the plate.

This course will introduce students to intaglio techniques and guide them through making their own plates and original print editions. All experience levels welcome, from brand new beginners to seasoned vets!

Printmaking methods discussed will include copper etching, drypoint, and others (depending on interest).

*This class will not meet on February 20th while the ZACC hosts the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

Materials Students Need to Purchase:

Box of disposable gloves (plastic, nitrile, latex, whatever)
High quality printmaking-specific paper (preferably one made for etching) for your own print edition
Copper plate - at least one 6”x8”-ish

Etching needle (if you want your own to use at home)
Extra printmaking paper for practice, larger editions, etc.
Copper, zinc, or plastic plates for more printing
Chemical-resistant gloves (if you want your own pair)
Sharpies/paint markers


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