Adults

Hours

Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 to 11:00 (Other hours can be arranged).

Price

50. - per class (Copper & Zinc plates and paper additionally priced depending on format)

Techniques

Dry point, burin, hard ground and soft ground etching, sugar lift, mezzotint, Chine collé, aquatint & linogravure.

Materials

Grounds, hand tools, plates of plexi glass, zinc, copper and linoleum, oil and water based inks, cotton based paper, salts for etching such as copper sulphate & potassium chlorate, Colophony resin, press, hotplate, microscope, blotting paper, inking rollers, weights, water & etching trays, magnesium carbonate, etc.

The techniques for intaglio engraving are applied onto plates of Plexiglas, linoleum, zinc and copper in order to create original prints.  Each technique used gives its own distinctive finish so an expert eye can decipher the final print.  To begin, the student will transfer his/her drawing onto the plate and will then learn the different procedures and techniques used to engrave his/her design onto the plate.  In order to print, one must learn the various inking techniques and the preparations for the paper.  You should bear in mind that the final print will be the inverse of what is on the plate.  It is very exciting to print because it can be a surprise each time when you see the interesting results that come from our efforts whether they are our creative, intellectual or physical efforts.  

I hope my students enjoy learning printmaking and creating their own original prints as much as I do.  Not only it is a profession that is interesting and unique but when you learn printmaking you are continuing a profession that was invented at the end of the 14th century.  It is a profession that is practiced throughout the world and can be done with little or as in some warm regions of the world with no electricity at all.  And that is not only gratifying but honorable!

Vacations

The atelier takes the same vacations as the schools in the canton of Vaud.

Payments

Pay only for classes taken.