Fleisher From a Distance: Silk Aquatint Demonstration
Come learn the intaglio print process of silk aquatint with teaching artist Elaine Erne. This process achieves the same rich and velvety surface as etched aquatint or mezzotint but without using any acid! It has a painterly quality and is excellent for portraying texture. The webinar will cover how to make a plate, draw on a plate, mixing ink, and how to print the plate using an etching press.
After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA, Elaine came to Philadelphia to receive her MFA from Tyler School of Art. She has had numerous solo exhibitions of her prints and graphite pencil drawings including shows at Rowan University, Abington Art Center, BahdeeBahdu, Nexus, Foundation for Today’s Arts, and a Wind Challenge Exhibition at Fleisher. Her work has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Maryland Federation of Art, Brooklyn Art Library, and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. She was a recipient of a Career Development Fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, a residency at Pilchcuk Glass School, and a Community Partnership in the Arts residency through Fleisher. Elaine has written two lab manuals, “Kiln-fired Glass: the Basics for a Beginner” (2001) and “Basic Stone and Plate Lithography: Lab Manual for the First Time Lithographer” (2004). She is a faculty member at Moore College of Art and Design and a co-founder of Star Wheel Printers.
This demonstration is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to maximum number of 100 participants. Advanced registration is required. The tour will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the demonstration after you complete the registration process.