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Art :: Class
Introduction to Etching
10:15 AM
Sonoma Community Center
Introduction to Etching Description:
Coming next trimester. Registration will open July 29th for Sonoma Community Center members, and August 1st for the general public.
Date: Saturdays, September 23rd and September 30th
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions: 2
Instructor: Dennis Ahearn
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Ages: Adult, 18
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $80 / $140 / $190
Materials Fee: $25
Financial Aid Available
Learn the basics of etching, the 500-year-old printmaking process used by masters such as Rembrandt, Dürer, Chagall, and Goya. This two session class will focus on using copper plates to create intaglio prints. During the first meeting you will learn how to prepare the plate, design your image, and use an etching needle. Between sessions the instructor will immerse your plate into the etchant. At the second meeting you will learn how to ink your plate, soak the paper, and use the printing presses. You’ll complete the class having made your own hand-pulled prints. You will also have your etched copper plate and the experience to continue independently during sessions of Printmaking Open Studio. No prior printmaking experience required. All levels welcome. Supplies are provided through the materials fee, but you are welcome to bring small sketches or photos as inspiration.
Age Group: 18+
Venue: Sonoma Community Center
Address: 276 East Napa Street Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 7079384626

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