July 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018
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.
COURSE FEE: $525
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.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.