Drypoint, monotype printing workshop

Oct 06, 2017
Jason Engelhardt will lead a weeklong workshop in drypoint and monotype printing at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum.

Rockland — Monday through Friday, Oct. 16 through 20, Farnsworth Art Museum will host a drypoint and monotype printing workshop taught by artist printmaker Jason Engelhardt. The program will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace streets.

All are invited to learn the basic intaglio printmaking processes of drypoint and monotype. Using Plexiglas plates, non-toxic inks and a tabletop etching press, the class will cover proper printing techniques in the purist sense, including how to edition an image.

Using the drypoint technique, Plexiglas plates will be incised with a hard-pointed "needle" tool; and in the monotype process, students will roll up thin semi-translucent ink on a blank plate and then selectively reduce the rolled-up ink by wiping it away, as desired for the image. The class will explore possibilities of combining these two methods and utilize color theory to achieve a wider range of colors.

Engelhardt is an artist printmaker with five years’ experience working in fine art print shops and 10 years of university teaching. Fee for this class is $275, $235 for Farnsworth members, which includes materials. For more information or to register, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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