This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences.
In this class basic mark making skills as well as the techniques and processes of an etching press will be taught. Participants will use traditional etching grounds and resists to etch copper plates in a Ferric Chloride solution. Stage biting and resistance techniques will be discussed to provide an insight to good working habits.
We will also cover ink mixing, application, plate preparation, wiping, as well as paper tearing and registration. Student’s particular interests will determine the direction of the demonstrations, and there will be time for each participant to work on individual projects. This class will run over three weeks, participants must attend all four meetings to be signed off to print in the shop.
Supplies to bring to the first class:
-18 gauge copper plates (you can chose the size, do not exceed 10 x 10 inches), we suggest the RISD 3d Store on North Main Street
-two sheets of Rieves BFK paper
-medium etching needle, Utrecht or RISD Store
-drypoint scribe, Utrecht or RISD Store
-scraper, Utrecht or RISD Store
-burnisher (we prefer the curved) Utrecht or RISD Store
Jesen Tanadi graduated from RISD with a degree in architecture, although he has traded his love for architecture for a new love in printmaking since then. While he wouldn’t call himself an architect (besides for legal reasons), he is still interested in alternative practices within the field. Among many things, he is a designer, printmaker, and self-proclaimed curator of The Draftery, a digital archive and publication.
Location and Parking
The AS220 Community Printshop is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street PROVIDENCE RI, 1st floor. The shop’s entrance is located at the back of the building on Martha Street; the shop’s double doors are at the Northwest corner of the building. There is 2 hour metered on street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.
Important Class Policies
Please be as respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be as on time as possible. If you arrive more than half an hour late we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Please plan ahead, it always takes time to find on street parking.
To cancel your reservation must email email@example.com one week in advance, or risk losing your payment.
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.