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.
Saturday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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.