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.
This class must meet minimum enrollment by July 1, 2022 at 4 PM. Please register before this date to ensure your spot.
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- August 15, 2022 - August 19, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Eco-friendly Print Studio