Intaglio Immersion: Slick Tricks & Master Methods
This six-day intaglio immersion will present exclusive study of the language and practice of etching. Participants will begin with the foundation of copper plate construction including line etch and aquatint. Spit bite; sugar lift; soft ground; and multiple plate color etching will be covered, along with hand wiping techniques such as à la poupeé. Participants will work with wheat paste; chine collé; archival papers; the ethics of signing prints, and more. This course is for all that are excited about the possibilities of intaglio.
Emily W. Arthur is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Arthur received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and has served as a Fellow at the Barnes Foundation for Advanced Theoretical and Critical Research, Pennsylvania. Additional education includes the Rhode Island School of Design and the Tamarind Institute of Lithography at the University of New Mexico. Arthur is the recipient of multiple grants including a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant provided by the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is awarded to the Notable Women in the Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her work is included national and international permanent collections including the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Denver Art Museum, Denver CO, and the Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, CA.