New Impressions: an Introduction to Etching

New Impressions: an Introduction to Etching


Class Dates and Times :

Wednesdays: October 23rd & October 30th

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Instructor: Andrea Santos

Copper plate etching is a traditional form of printmaking that yields a variety of rich lines, textures and marks. This introductory two-session workshop will demonstrate how to cover plates with an acid resist, etching, inking, and printing using an etching press. We will look at examples of printed works together and discuss the possibilities for translating individual artistic visions into print. Participants will go home with a set of black and white prints, their 6x9” copper plate and a strong understanding of the medium. No prior experience is necessary, and the cost includes all materials.

Please note, there is some outside-of-studio work time required to complete your drawing in between the two scheduled sessions.

Instructor Bio: Andrea Santos earned her MFA in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design, and her BFA also in printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She recently completed an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and teaches in the printmaking department at Tyler School of Art. Andrea has worked as an intaglio edition printer at Pace Editions in New York and is currently working as a collaborator and edition printer for a faculty print project at Princeton University. Andrea’s studio practice is rooted in printmaking and applied in forms of painting, sculpture and installation.

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