Silk aquatint has the richness of mezzotint, the spontaneity of action painting, the vivacious surface of a palette knife impasto and the durability of a steel-faced etching plate all WITHOUT ACID. This collagraphic plate-making method is created with acrylic paint: painting white onto a dark field, similar to developing a mezzotint image. The resulting plates are intaglio printed through an etching press with water-based ink (Charbonnel Aqua Wash). This hands-on workshop is geared towards painters with or without prior printmaking experience. Challenging experiments will be encouraged; and playfulness is a must. Participants can expect to go home with several finished pieces. Kathy will share exciting examples of this medium from her collection. Limited to 8 students.
Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am – 4:30 pmAugust 4 - 5 (2 days)
Limited to 8 students
Kathy Caraccio, artist and founder of K. Caraccio Printing Studio and Gallery, is dedicated to collaborating with artists and providing a place where ideas can be explored. She has been a Master Printmaker for 38 years and uses traditional and non-traditional approaches to printmaking. Her collaborations include: Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Emma Amos, Mel Bochner and Sol LeWitt. She has taught printmaking at NYU, Columbia University, Parsons/New School, Pratt and currently at the National Academy. Kathy teaches workshops in her studio; home to a collection of 4,000 fine art prints and handmade books.