ART 215 Etching
This course is an introduction to the basic techniques, processes and history of etching. Etching was developed in the early 16th century and has been a favorite media to many artists including Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso and Dine. This course will focus on traditional methods of working etching plates. Intaglio techniques include a number of rich and varied processes. The class will cover etching, drypoint, aquatint, use of soft and hard grounds, and the combination of techniques on a single plate. Printing techniques will be demonstrated, including color printing and the registration of multiple plates. Students will work through and generate a body of images associated with a self-directed theme. Culture: Art.