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.
Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.
Please be advised that due to Fleisher’s Founders Award Celebration, we will not hold evening classes on June 6. This session will be made up on June 13.
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 for the start of the term:
One newsprint pad (9″ x 12″ or 14″ x 17″)
5×7 inch zinc plate
Four sheets of Rives BFK 250 weight paper