This course will focus on intaglio printing techniques such as line etching and aquatint. You will explore drawing and mark making techniques using drypoint, soft-ground, hard-ground, and rosin aquatint etching methods. While exploring the print matrix through a variety of etching methods, you will learn about the plate inking process, two plate registration, and how printmakers traditionally number and title prints. You will learn how to edition and print with consistency while experimenting with drawing and mark making.
Katherine Spinella is a visual artist who makes prints, paintings, relief and cast sculptures. She received her MFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Oregon in 2013, where she continued on as Adjunct Professor of Printmaking. Spinella is currently Instructor of Screen Printing and Studio Manager at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. She maintains her studio practice in a downtown Portland studio space. See her projects at www.katherinespinella.com.