- DATES TBD
This workshop will cover the basics to the etching process using alternative grounds and processes that are safe and sustainable. Students will learn to achieve various forms of mark, texture and tone using hard ground, soft ground and aquatint. They will become adapt to properly using the vent and acid room, and will learn to ink, wipe and print their plates. Students will leave the workshop with knowledge of every step of the etching process, various printing techniques, and comfortable operating the etching press.
Instructor: Sara Inacio
Sara Inacio is a printmaker and socially engaged artist based in Providence, RI. Born in Ipatinga, Brazil, Sara immigrated to the United States at the age of 9. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in printmaking with a public engagement minor from Maine College of Art in 2017. Sara has shown her work in various exhibitions and events in Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. She has participated in both international and national artist residencies including Art Farm in Marquette, Nebraska, and Green Olive Arts in Tetouan, Morocco.
Through her work Sara uses primarily animal imagery to explore our journey and impact in a world made of light and dark, and the experience of home and transience. She works in a variety of printmaking processes, sculpture and installation to create spaces and atmospheres that provide an immersive experience for the viewer. In her socially engaged projects, Sara explores themes of empathy, community and spirituality through interactive installations and dialogues. She has worked on various collaborative projects, both independently and through the Ears and Hands Collective, which she co-founded in 2017.
- tracing paper
- oil based black ink
- 4x6 etching plate
Please bring to class:
- etching needle
- Rives BFK or Copperplate Etching Paper
Supplies + Resources:
Jerry's Art-A-Rama - Any paper suitable for etching / Providence at 653 North Main Street
Blick Art Materials - Etching inks and drawing tools / Providence at 200 Wickenden Street
RISD Store - Paper suitable for etching / Providence at 30 North Main Street
Utrecht Art - Printmaking tools, supplies and paper / Online
Graphic Chemical & Ink co. - Printmaking tools, supplies and paper / Online
McClain’s Printmaking Supplies - Printmaking tools, supplies and paper / Online
Important Class Policies
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than a half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
Cancellation of Classes
If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.
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