Accommodating both the novice and advanced engraving student, this class will present a series of formal exercises to build cutting skills, and introduce modeling and shading techniques employed by the early masters of copperplate engraving. Fundamentals of correct tool conditioning and handling will be emphasized, as well as advanced techniques for layout and plate handling. In addition to the introductory exercises, students may choose to execute either an assigned project or their own design.
Fridays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pmJuly 13, 20, 27 (3 weeks)
Limited to 8 students
David Barthold is a printmaker, painter, and graphic artist active at Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. After graduating in 1981 from Oberlin College, he worked as an edition printer at Styria Studio in New York, and studied with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. He is currently occupied with a monumental engraving project, The Rhinoceros.