Linear engraving in copper plates is the oldest of the Intaglio techniques. The image is engraved, line by line with a tool called a burin, into a flat copper plate. Although patience and skill are needed to handle the burin, the results are worth the effort. Engraving lends itself to elegant and subtle lines and startlingly contemporary imagery. This weekend class presents the basics: how to handle the burin, lay the lines and print. Students will first execute basic lines to become familiar with the burin and then engrave and print a small image. Previous etching experience is recommended.
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pmOctober 31, November 1 (2 days)
Limited to 6 students
Anton Würth is a printmaker, painter, and book artist who resides in Germany. He has had recent one-person shows at the Museum for Applied Art, Frankfurt, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, and the C.G. Boerner galleries in both New York and Düsseldorf. His work is widely collected and represented in institutions that include Yale University, MOMA, The New YorkPublic Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.