Thursday, January 23, 2014

Drypoint Assignment

New version of an old drypoint or  an etching.

Rembrandt says, “Check me out”.

Other artists to check out
Goya, Dox Thrash, Kathe Kollwitz, Vija Celmins, Dürer, Elizabeth Catlett, Grey Cohoe, Louise Bourgeois
Crown Point Press

Drypoint is the form of engraving that contemporary artists use the most. Drypoint lines are simply scratched into a plate with a sharp point. Students will explore the tools and techniques that are used to create line, surface texture and variation in the finished print. Students are required to record the changing image as finished prints.  

Students will demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Correct techniques wiping plate for a clean wipe
  • Tearing Paper
  • Registration and Printing
  • Flattening and signing prints
  • Cutting plates
  • Cleaning
  • Critique Etiquette
  • Checklist
Copper plate, etching needle, etching paper, transfer paper

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