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MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER

250 WEST 40 STREET, 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10018
212-219-8783

THANKS TO FRIENDS OF MGC: 

The Jockey Hollow Foundation  |  The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation | New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Pre-rocked Plates - $45

 

Mezzotint is known for dramatic chiaroscuro images in which lighter tones emerge out of rich, velvety black. This medium requires no toxic chemicals and is made with only three tools— a rocker, scraper and burnisher. First you start by texturing the copper plate so it will print as black and then you create the image by smoothing down the texture with a burnisher and scraper to bring out the grey passages and white highlights. The handling of a burnisher on a mezzotint plate is similar to working with a pencil on paper. In class we will use a roulette to ground the plate, but we will cover the use of mezzotint rockers and proper use of scrapers and burnisher to bring out the most in the plate. 

MEZZOTINT

$220.00Price
  • Tuesdays 6:00 – 9:00

    April 9, 16, 23 (3 weeks)

    Limited to 8 students

    *includes 9 hours of open workshop time