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Continuing Studies: Printmaking Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSPR 229 Etching: State Shifts 1.5 credits Ursula Minervini $615

Section A Meets 2/1/2014 to 5/3/2014 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM.

To create an etching, the artist works with a metal plate that may be altered many times before the print is finished. Each alteration is called a state. In this course, students spend the semester working with two or more copper etching plates to create complex, richly textured prints. Students learn etching techniques including line etching, aquatint, and soft ground, as well as a variety of hand-working methods. By spending many weeks etching, printing, and reworking their plates, students immerse themselves in imagery of their choosing, develop control of fundamental etching processes and find ways to experiment with the medium. In addition to their personal prints, students collaborate on an etching in which each member of the class works on one state of a shared copper plate. Note: There will be a $5 materials fee, payable to the instructor on the first day of class, to cover the cost of the shared etching plate. No class March 15 and 22.