Deadline: 23/03/2018

Silk Mezzotint, Alternative Intaglio Printmaking

Registrations are now open for our Easter Course 2018! 4 places still available.

Silk Mezzotint (also referred to as Silk Aquatint) is an alternative intaglio printing technique that reproduces acrylic paint marks painted on a plate laminated with silkscreen mesh fabric. The final print has a distinctive quality that stands out from other printing processes due to the expressive facture of the paint medium (transparencies, layering, textures, brush marks, drippings,…). The painted image is produced as an additive process (comparable to the collagraph technique) and yields a beautiful range of tonalities similar to the traditional mezzotint. Silk mezzotints provide artists the opportunity to work in large formats with little expense in plate cost and can produce multiple copies from a single plate. The use of water miscible inks in printing reduces the toxicity of the process and allows for the immediate change of colors in the print.

Teacher: Enrique Leal
5 days workshop
March 26-30th
Studio: Art Print Residence
Country: Spain

4 spaces still available
Fee: 750€ All the materials for the workshop are included.
Accommodation in the residency
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Silk Mezzotint, Alternative Intaglio Printmaking

Silk Mezzotint, Alternative Intaglio Printmaking


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