Mock Mezzotint: Reductive Drypoint on Copper

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Drypoint printmaking is very direct printmaking process in which a needle is used to scratch lines into a plate. The lines, as well as the resulting burrs, produce a rich, soft mark. Requiring no chemicals and minimal tools, drypoint printmaking appeals to artists who enjoy the immediacy of drawing directly onto a plate.

This workshop puts a twist on the traditionally additive process of drypoint to employ a reductive technique akin to mezzotint. Students will use a simple drypoint needle and a ruler to prepare a rich, dark background field on a copper plate. A scraper and burnisher will then be used to create a rich tonal image that will be inked up and printed onto paper using an etching press.

What to Bring

Participants are encouraged to bring black and white photos to inspire imagery for their prints.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All printmaking supplies will be provided.

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Carrie Lingscheit originally hails from South Dakota, where her interest in printmaking was piqued through involvement in several Frogman’s summer print workshops. She received her BFA from the University of South Dakota in 2006, and her MFA from Ohio University in 2010. Carrie’s work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions and in dozens of invitational exchange portfolios. Recent exhibitions include the 2nd International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia; and Fusion – International Contemporary Intaglio Print Exhibition in Guanlan, China. She currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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