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Introduction to Etching

Introduction to Etching will teach students the basic techniques necessary to create and print zinc etchings. Students will learn how to create an image on a zinc plate, etch the plate in nitric acid, ink and print the incised lines. Students will learn drypoint, hard ground line etching, aquatint, and how to print and register to create an edition. All materials are provided. Beginners are welcome, no prior printmaking experience necessary!

Instructor: Russ Spitkovsky
Sunday April 10 & Sunday April 17
Max students-10

$100Guttenberg Arts Members
$150 Non-Members

Includes 12 hours of free studio time
(expires one month from final class)

Russ Spitkovsky was born in 1981, in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1992 he moved to Sunnyvale, California, in 1999 he moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts, in 2003 he received his Bachelors in Fine Arts and in 2009 he graduated with honors from the SVA MFA program. He currently resides in New York and is focusing his artwork in the area of Printmaking, particularly etching, photo—lithography and mono-prints. His work has been included in several national and international publications and art shows. He is interested in movement, composition and spontaneity in image making.