Introduction to Printmaking (tuition-free)

This is your introduction to the printmaking processes of etching, relief and lithography. You will explore each technique by creating an edition of prints and will gain knowledge of plate preparation, image making, ink, paper selection and printing.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

What you will learn:

  • Gain a basic knowledge of printmaking types and history

  • Explore etching—image making, plate etching and printing

  • Explore relief printing—linoleum plate prep, image making, cutting and printing

  • Explore lithography—polyester plate prep, imaging making, and printing

  • Gain an understanding of paper types, ink types and print editioning

Required supplies:

  • Notebook (optional)

  • 1 pad newsprint (at least 14×17 inches)

  • HB Pencil

  • Black permanent marker (Sharpie)

  • 5×7-inch zinc plate

  • Four sheets of Rives BFK 250 weight paper