Color Etching Processes
This course will focus on the many ways of working with color and inking processes in etching. Traditional and contemporary techniques, including drypoint, hard ground, soft ground, lift ground, white ground and aquatint, will be used to capture the qualities of pen and ink, crayon and brush. These processes can be combined on a single plate or with multiple plates to create layered depths of color and texture. Inking techniques include intaglio, surface rolls, stencils and viscosity—a method of applying multiple colors on a single plate. Chine collé, collagraphs, monotypes, Xerox transfers, offsetting and three-dimensional prints will be demonstrated, along with photo-etching processes. Print on various papers, canvas, silk, aluminum, and other surfaces to make one-of-a-kind prints, editions, collages and mixed-media works.