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Introduction to Etching (Week 1)

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 February 18 & Sunday February 25
Max students-10


Includes 6 hours of free studio time
(expires one month from final class)

Russ Spitkovsky’s artwork has been included in numerous national and international publications and exhibitions. He is one of the founders of CARRIER PIGEON and is currently editor in chief and contributor of the quarterly publication. In 2014, Russ helped create Guttenberg Arts, a multidisciplinary artist residency program. Web:

Later Event: February 23
Friday Night Block Printing