Aquatint is one of the most versatile intaglio process and also one of the most tricky to master. This class will break down what the correct amount of rosin dust needed to get the richest tones and the proper melting techniques. We will cover the specific details that you should look for a perfect aquatint ground. This class is for printmakers who have a foundation in etching and soft ground that want to master aquatint. We will cover the traditional step method of aquatint, spit bite, and crayon technique as well as how to properly print your aquatint.

You should bring an intaglio plate that you have already started working to which you will add an aquatint ground.

 

 Note: we only work on copper plates at MGC. If you have had past problems with your plate, bring proofs to class with you. The goal of this class is for you to harness the power of the aquatint medium.

ADVANCED AQUATINT

$175.00Price
  • Saturday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    October 19

    Limited to 6 students

    *Includes 5 hours of open workshop time

  • Frederick Mershimer’s prints are in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and many others. A catalogue raisonné of his mezzotints, spanning the years 1984 through 2006, was published in 2007.

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THANKS TO FRIENDS OF MGC

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Charles Locke Art Fund | The Jockey Hollow Foundation |  Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center

 

Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.