Fat Over Lean: Drypoint etching & viscosity printing

July 13th, 2024

Saturday 12-5pm


This workshop is an introductory course covering how to make a drypoint etching on plexiglass and combine it with a surface roll to add color through monoprints.

Drypoint is a quick, non-toxic printmaking process similar to drawing that yields rich, line quality imagery, very similar to traditional acid etching! Not only will you learn this very traditional technique and how to use an etching press, but you will also learn how to modify your ink to get two (or more!) colors on one plate. Students should come ready with an idea for their image, preferably with photo references or drawing.

This course will cover
● creating an 8 x 10 drypoint etching using plexiglass
● mixing ink and understanding safe handling of materials
● modifying ink to affect the stiffness so that two colors can be printed on the same plate
● creating an a suite of unique monoprints

All materials provided – must be 18+

About the Instructor:

Jake Ingram is a printer and artist working in Knoxville, TN. He received his BFA in drawing in 2012 from East Tennessee State University and his MFA in drawing with a concentration in printmaking in 2015 from the New York Academy of Art. He attended Tamarind Institute in 2017 and was awarded his Printer Training Certificate in 2018. He was one of two people selected to stay a second year as an apprentice and in 2019 he earned the designation Tamarind Master Printer. In 2020, he opened Jackalope Editions, a collaborative print shop and publishing house in Knoxville, TN. His interest lies in the synthesis of fine art and craft, therefore his personal work often involves printmaking and sewing. In addition to lithography, Ingram is trained in woodcut and intaglio.

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