Mark-Making in Metal with Brian D. Cohen
Participants will complete an edition of prints from metal plates worked entirely without acids, using a printmaking technique generally called drypoint. The drypoint medium is a wonderful means of drawing directly on a metal plate, without toxic chemicals or complicated technical sequences. Participants will make prints from metal plates worked entirely without acids, using drypoint, roulette, mezzotint, sandblasting, and engraving, exploring materials not usually associated with intaglio, such as sandpaper, stamping, and power tools. We will further learn to alter the surface of the plate with the scraper and burnisher. Participants will develop their plates in the studio, printing frequently to assess the development of the image. We will explore varied approaches to printing, emphasizing the skills of hand-wiping a plate, and printing a small edition from each plate.