Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11:30 aM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Artworks Trenton

19 Everett Alley

Trenton, NJ 08611 

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Jesse Vincent 
Artworks Trenton 

Intro to Etching

December 7 & 14, 12-5pm

Age: 17+

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi (www.9inhandpress.com)

Price: $90


Explore this 500-year old printmaking process using contemporary techniques! The class focuses on creating intaglio prints from copper plates and will explore basic image-making techniques including: dry point, line etching, Chine colle’, plate preparation, and edition printing. Artists will learn in-depth processes in etching—leaving with a fully-processed plate, a suite of prints and all the knowledge to continue etching in their home studios. All levels welcome. No experience necessary.


  • Copper plate preparation, paper selection and all printing techniques will be demonstrated and explored in this hands-on workshop.
  • Proof printing, edition printing (including the introduction of Chine colle) will be mastered.
  • Artists will explore hard (and, depending on time, soft) ground platemaking to explore creating line art and textural images in their plates.
  • In the second session, artists will continue to fine-tune their plates, re-process their images and print a small edition or suite of their prints.

Students will need to bring the following:

-Sketchbook or notebook

-8x10” (or approximate) newsprint pad for transporting plate and prints

-One roll of paper towels