Drypoint Printmaking Workshop

instructor: Katherine Venturelli

category: Drypoint Etching

for: Adults

price: $180

Learn the basics of this simple non-toxic printmaking technique developed in the 15th century!It is the most direct of all intaglio techniques and only requires scratching into a metal or plastic plate with a sharp needle. Drypoint technique is valued for its fresh and expressive lines which create a deep richness to an image. In a hands-on experience, workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of plate-making, use of simple drypoint tools, inking, press printing techniques, and how drypoint can be integrated with other printmaking processes. We will use oil based inks with non-toxic clean-up. It is a fun process for all levels.

Please bring a lunch.


Two-Part Class
DATE: November 3rd and 10th from 10:00am-4:00pm
PRICE: $180
WHERE: Myrtle Press located inside Verge Center for the Arts

Additional material fee paid to instructor: fee based upon individuals metal plate selection, print papers and inks utilized.

About the instructor:
Katherine is noted and awarded for her mixed media prints and artists books which are created in her print studio located in Amador County. Her artworks are held in numerous private and special collections including the Palace Legion of Honor, S.F., and the Crocker Art Museum. As an instructor and lecturer for the past 40 years, she has been able to share her passion for the printmaking medium. Website: katherineventurelli.com