Join master printer Tom Edwards for this two-part printmaking workshop exploring copper etching. Participants will create original copper etchings, and see and learn how to use a real etching press. No printmaking skills are necessary, but basic drawing skills are assumed. Materials are provided.
SESSION 1: Sunday, February 3rd, 1pm-3pm: Participants will prepare a copper plate for etching, by drawing with an etching needle on a prepared surface. Participants are encouraged to arrive with an idea of what they would like to draw, and welcome to bring sketches, or photographs for reference.
SESSION 2: Sunday, March 3rd, 1pm-4pm: Plates will then be etched off-site, and the second session will be about printing your plates on a real etching press. Participants will learn how to properly ink, wipe and clean plates.
CLASS FEE: $10, basic materials included for use during class.
Pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copper-etching-printmaking-workshop-tickets-54653180133?fbclid=IwAR05CcvMRBk_14ssbTbl7QYo8Vk6TKcqavzvs3UgkvF7NcChQQFOx0-mefc.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Tom Edwards received a MFA from Yale University School of Fine Arts, majoring in painting and printmaking. He was awarded the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Honorary Award in Drawing. He received a MA from Kansas State University, majoring in drawing and printmaking, where he also received a bachelor of architecture degree. Tom's work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibits worldwide, and is held in numerous collections such as: Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Library of Congress (DC), National Museum of American Art (DC), Smithsonian Collection (DC), The New Britain Museum of American Art (CT), Baltimore Museum (MD), and The Boston Printmakers Permanent Collection (MA), to name a few.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is presented by ArtEcon Initiative(www.ArtEconInitiative.org). Our mission is to produce free, or low cost, accessible arts and community programs in the Westville-West Rock neighborhoods of New Haven, CT. Your class fee goes directly towards supporting the additional costs of an in-depth workshop; market value for weekend arts workshops is $200/$250. If you have the means, we would be grateful for any and all additional contributions, so that we can continue to offer accessible programs.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! This workshop is made possible with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.