Traditional Hand-Engraving

July 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018

Ashton Ludden

This printmaking workshop demonstrates the traditional method of metal engraving using a burin to cut directly into the plate – no acid or grounds needed. Students learn image and plate preparation, tool sharpening, proper handling of the burin and printing single color and multiple colors in one run. Participants will have the opportunity to try different kinds of burins and sharpening fixtures, cut on both copper and zinc, view prints displaying a variety of approaches to the engraved line, and learn many useful troubleshooting tips. Open to all skill levels.


Ashton Ludden is a printmaker, educator and sign artist. She received her BFA in Engraving Arts and Printmaking from Emporia State University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee. Her engravings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She lives in Knoxville where she teaches at the Community School of the Arts, is an active artist at the Vacuum Shop Studios Art Collaborative, and works full-time as a sign artist.

Ashton Ludden

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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