Soft-Ground Etching (4-weeks)
$330, includes materials
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
June 7 - June 28, 2022
Instructor: K. MacNeil (they/them)
This four-week course will cover the basics of intaglio printing, specifically etching. Participants will learn to use the soft ground etching technique to create bold lines and varied textures. From prepping plates and incising with ferric chloride, to printing on one of Open Studio's many intaglio presses, this workshop is an excellent crash course for the beginner or a refresher for anyone wanting to jump back in.
Suitable for all levels, no prior experience is needed.
About the Print Instructor: K. MacNeil (they/them) is a genderqueer artist, educator and curator who was born and raised in the US. They maintain an interdisciplinary practice that encompasses printmaking, video, performance, and drawing. MacNeil's work has exhibited internationally in Paris, France; Beijing, China; Canada, and throughout numerous institutions across the US including the International Print Center New York, the Western New York Book Arts Center, and CEPA Gallery. They were recently awarded an Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Project grant, awarded the Awagami Paper Award by the Print Center in Philadelphia, and are currently the Hexagon Mid Career Artist in Residence at Open Studio in Toronto. MacNeil holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University at Buffalo and a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston. They currently serve on the executive board of SGCInternational, work as the College Printer at Massey College, and reside in Toronto, ON.
1) Open Studio's intaglio area
2) K. MacNeil, untitled body print I, II, III, triptych, soft-ground etchings on domestic etch
3) K. MacNeil, untitled, soft-ground etching
4) K. MacNeil, residue, soft-ground etchings on mulberry paper
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