The Intaglio Image: A 3-day Intensive - June 16, 23, 25, 2017

The Horseshoes - Open Book Black:3-day etching pg 6.jpeg
The Horseshoes - Open Book Black:3-day etching pg 6.jpeg
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The Intaglio Image: A 3-day Intensive - June 16, 23, 25, 2017


Friday, June 16 (10am-2pm)

Friday, June 23 (10am-2pm)

Sunday, June 25 (10am-4pm)

With Lisa Mackie

$300 (online payment)

$280 (by check payment)

In this 3-day intensive workshop participants will work on a 6"x6" Copper plate and explore 3 classic Intaglio techniques: drypoint, hard ground, and soft ground etching. We will begin every morning with a demo of each technique. 

Session 1: Fri. June 16, 10am-2pm. Drypoint. In the first session therewill be an introduction and basic explanation of the3 techniques: There will be time to begin the drypoint and make a proof. Using an etching needle, we will begin to incise marks onto the metal. The line is slightly raised creating a burr on the copper. This produces a softand expressive line. Drawing with sandpaper can also be used to create textures and grey tones. 

Session 2: Fri. June 23, 10am-2pm. Hard Ground Etching. The plate is coated with asphaltum, beeswax and rosin and the artist uses the needle to reveal the copper through the ground. When etched, sharp clear lines are created on the plate. Examples will be shown and students will have time to draw, etch, and proof their plates. 

Session 3: Sun. June 25, 10am-4pm. Soft Ground. This time the coating for the plate is a similar ground but the tallow has been added to the mixture to produce lines that are soft and similar to a pencil or crayon line. Two Soft Ground techniques will be demonstrated. 

Lab fee of $15 (paid to the teacher in class) covers supplies plus one sheet of paper. Extra paper will be available for purchase, or bring your own.



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Lisa Mackie  works in mixed media prints, paintings, original books, video and installation. Her visiting professorships include NYU, Cooper Union, RIT, FIT, andQueens College. She currently teaches in New York at FIT and The Printshop NYC and York College. She is a master printer and proprietor of Lisa H. Mackie Studios, NYC. Her work is in numerous collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Yale University Art Gallery, the Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey, the Botswana Museum and ArtGallery in Gaborone and theBrooklyn Museum of Art. Visit Lisa at and 






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