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Virginia Beach 2017 - October 2- 8, 2017

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Virginia Beach 2017 Registration is NOW OPEN

VA178 - Come Up and See My Etchings

Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

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$ 150  

 Printmaking has been around for hundreds of years. This class uses some traditional printmaking techniques combined with some non-traditional ideas. Neat, perfect illustrations or rustic shabby renderings- it’s up to you. Since we only have 1 day we’re going to focus on Dry Point Etching, Intaglio printing and Monoprints. We’re using AKUA products which are non-toxic and clean up with soap and water.
You’ll see how the plate is prepared with a beveled edge and then you’ll etch your design or image, learn how to ink and wipe the plate, prepare the printmaking papers and use the Pin Presses. We’ll create several editions of your etching. While the Intaglio prints are drying, we’ll work on some monoprints and I’ll show you some of the finishing techniques I use. You’ll have several of the same print to hand color with watercolor washes, pan pastels, Prismacolor Pencils, Derwent Inktense Pencils and more…Finally, you’ll sign and number your prints. I’m providing some samples for inspiration and you’ll see how no matter what your skill level you can make fantastic prints to take home and frame or share. If you have any questions: Susan.Rossiter@yahoo.com

Materials Fee $35 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Printmaking papers, Inks, paints, Use of printing press, tools, brayers Handout with lots of traditional printmaking info.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Stylus (Blick sells them for about $7-$8)
Folders or envelopes to separate and take your prints home to dry

Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order,  please visit: http://www.artisticartifacts.com.

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