Spitbite Etching with Copper Plates

Spitbite etching is a process of painting acid directly on a copper plate surface to create an image that can be printed onto paper. The acid bites wherever it touches the plate, showing brushstrokes, drips, and dots. Also known as a spitbite-aquatint, the finished print can resemble ethereal watercolor or ink washes. A ferric-based spitibite recipe also means the process is safe for studio use. Students will learn to prep a copper plate surface, coat the plate with a fine layer of rosin for etching with spitbite, and etch and print. Other printmaking issues, including preparing paper, print registration, and press setup will be covered as well.

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  • August 15, 2022 - August 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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17 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, Minnesota, 55604, United States