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Intro to Copper Plate Etching

This introductory course will introduce students to basic copper etching (intaglio) technique (line etching, aquatint, and more), terminology, supplies, printing on the press, and history of the medium. Students will learn to use tools and equipment safely and efficiently. Each participant will produce works of art and create an edition of prints. No prior experience necessary.

Accessibility – This class takes place in the Heinz Printmaking Studio (located on the third floor) and requires participants to climb two flights of stairs as there is no elevator access. Please email classes@kala.org regarding any  accessibility needs prior to enrolling so we can assess if we are able to accommodate you safely and efficiently.

  • Tuition: $480
  • Location: Heinz Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Kazuko Watanabe
  • 3 Classes
  • Sunday, July 14, 2024 — July 28, 2024
  • 10:00AM — 4:00PM
  • $35 Materials Fee - Payable to the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Kazuko Watanabe has worked in print media for over twenty years. She has researched and developed three-dimensional prints, print sculpture, the use of intaglio in artist’s books and the combination of traditional print media with computer techniques. In 1999, she received the Library Fellows Award from the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. In 2001, her work was selected for the “Print National” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York.