Scratching the Surface: A Drypoint Workshop

Scratching the Surface: A Drypoint Workshop


Class Dates and Times:

October 20th: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Instructor: Andrea Santos

Join us for a 1-day studio intensive workshop to explore the non-acid technique of drypoint on copper. Drypoint is a direct method that uses a scribe or other abrasive tools to scratch, incise and burnish into the plate. The effect of drypoint can be delicate or bold, and rich with tone and varied line. The workshop will cover drawing techniques, editing techniques, how to ink plates and how to print using an etching press. Participants will leave the workshop with a set of black and white prints, their 6x9” copper plate, and a strong grasp of the medium. No prior experience is necessary and all materials are included in the cost.

Please note, students should come to class prepared with ideas and imagery to reference.

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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