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NEW YORK, NY 10018


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.

Drypoint is the most direct of all intaglio techniques.  A drypoint needle and a copper plate are all you need to create an image. As you draw, the image produces a raised burr that holds ink. Once there is an image with varied tones - light and dark values used to render a realistic object, or to create an abstract composition - the plate can be proofed, additions and subtractions can be made, and you can tear paper to print a small edition. We’ll learn to use the etching press, draw on the plate, mix ink, print, and register. For beginners, no experience needed.


  • Thursdays 2:00pm – 5:00pm

    July 18, 25 and August 1, 8 (4 weeks)

    Limited to 8 students

    *includeds 12 hours of open workshop time

  • Judy Mensch has shown her prints throughout the US and abroad. Her work is in the collections of The New York Public Library, The New York Historical Society, The Free Library of Philadelphia, and Pfizer Inc., among others. She has taught printmaking workshops and classes at Marymount Manhattan College, The College of New Jersey, The Zimmerli Art Museum, and the Lower East Side Print Shop. She was awarded a grant in Japanese woodblock printing by Art Quest, the Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project, on Awajishima, Japan and fellowships to Yaddo, Ucross, and Centrum voor Grafiek, Frans Masereel.