Silk Aquatint is a painterly plate-making process which can have the richness of mezzotint, the spontaneity of action painting, the sheer washes of a water color, and the vivacious surface of a palette-knife impasto, all without acid. This collagraphic plate-making method is created by painting with acrylic paint; applying white onto a blackened field, working from dark to light as one does in developing a mezzotint image. The resulting intaglio plates can last for over 100 impressions and are printed on an etching press with inks that clean with water, (Charbonnel Aqua Wash or AKUA soy based intaglio ink). Beginners and advanced students welcome.
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
February 1-2 (2-day weekend intensive)
Limited to 8 students
*Includes 12 hours of open workshop time
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner and Advanced
Kathy Caraccio is an artist and sole proprietor of K.Caraccio Printing Studio and Gallery. She founded this studio in 1977 to provide Master Printer and platemaking services to many artists such as: 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. Her prints and collages have shown internationally and are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Zimmerli Museum, and the Library of Congress.