Instructor Name: Erin Taniguchi
Course Title: Introduction to Etching: Hard Ground
Dates: May 5 – June 9
Tuesday evenings 6pm – 9pm
This class is an introduction to intaglio techniques on copper. We will focus on line quality using hard ground and a mordant. We will also explore the tactile possibilities of combining etched lines with drypoint. No printmaking experience is necessary. Students will learn basic shop safety, manual press operation, how to prepare a plate for hard ground, and how to ink and print a plate. Everyone will have the opportunity to print a small edition of etchings. Students will be required to supply their own paper and Solvex nitrile gloves – all available at Opus on Granville Island.
Erin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and has been working as an illustrator and artist for over a decade with a focus on etching and linocut. Her prints, which tell stories and are influenced by mythology and fantasy, have been featured in numerous magazines across Canada. Erin regularly teaches classes at Dundarave.
$250 + $50 materials cost to be paid to instructor
Dundarave Print Workshop
Call 604 689 1650 to register, or drop by in person.
1640 Johnston Street, Granville Island