WAYS TO TRANSLATE GESTURE INTO METAL
splashing, dripping, smudging… how to take advantage of the accidental in the intaglio process
This course is ideal for artists with printmaking experience. Michael Goro, a prominent intaglio printmaker, and educator will share his unorthodox approach to developing imagery and creating textures. It is going to be the weekend of splashing, dripping, smudging. Participants will loose and regain control over their plates taking advantage of the accidental in the intaglio process. The class will involve experimentation with the alternative ways of creating textures while looking for the right proportion of control and chaos. Some of the techniques offered will involve xerographic toner, spray paint, photocopies as well as scraping, burnishing, and engraving. The object of the course is to produce the completed or almost completed etchings. In order to make it possible participants are encouraged to bring sketches, photos, ideas or feelings of what they would like to create.
Cost 120 euro, basic material included.
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 of May.
From 10am to 5pm.
a. Introduction of the materials and the technical demonstrations
b. Participants work on their plates implementing the acquired techniques
c. Participants etch the plates
a. Further demonstrations
b. Participants proof their plates
c. Individual discussions and refinement of the images