Go Green: Safer Intaglio

August 1 - 6, 2021

Melissa Harshman  ·  melissaharshman.com

Workshop at a glance

Tired of working with nasty fumes? Learn safer and greener studio practices, perfect for experienced as well as new intaglio printmakers.


  • Intaglio printing
  • Various etching techniques
  • Safer printmaking for studios and the environment
  • Oil and water-based inks
  • Airbrush gun
  • Etching press and etching techniques


  • Utlilizing environmentally safe materials
  • Various etching techniques and processes

Artist Bio

Melissa Harshman teaches in the Printmaking and Book Arts Department at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Harshman has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her awards include a Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts Research Fellowship and a 2019 Senior Faculty Research Grant titled Explorations in Papermaking.
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Workshop Description

Are you interested in “greening up” your intaglio studio and tired of those nasty fumes? This workshop covers safe studio practices for intaglio printing. Students will use BIG ground for hard/soft ground applications, airbrush for aquatints, and coffee lift ground for sugar lift. Safer ground removal and clean-up are discussed as well as oil-based and water-based inks. Participants will leave with a sample plate of various processes. This workshop is ideal for seasoned printmakers who want to clean up their shop practices; however, it is also applicable for those with no prior intaglio experience.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. To that end, a Personal Conduct & Social Distancing Policy has been adopted to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the detailed Policy.

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