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Workshop: Contemporary Dry Point, Arts Benicia

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contemporary Drypoint

Toru Sugita
Sunday, April 21, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Bring a bagged lunch)

$165 non-member/$150 member
$20 material fee paid directly to the instructor

Location: Arts Benicia Annex, 991 Tyler Street, Suite 116, Benicia

Levels: All
Age minimum: 18+
Minimum 5 | Maximum 8

Class Description: Join Toru Sugita for this one-day workshop to introduce Drypoint. Drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into a plate by scratching the surface with a hard, sharp metal (or diamond) point. Traditionally the plate was copper, but now acetate, zinc, or plexiglass, polypropylene are more commonly used. The deeper the scratch on the surface, the darker the ink will be at that point. This technique is directly applied and no chemical processes involved. In this class we will use polypropylene plate which is easy to scratch and the burr gives drypoint prints a characteristically soft, and sometimes blurry, line quality. As many masters such as Rembrandt did, drypoint is easily combined to other intaglio print techniques such as etching and


April 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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