Silk Aquatint


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With Catarina Coelho
2 days: Saturday & Sunday
March 23rd & 24th
10 AM – 4 PM
8 participants maximum
Cost: $350 for the two-day session

Silk aquatint is a great alternative to traditional aquatint intaglio processes. This
nontoxic print technique is similar to a manière noire process, where one works from dark to light.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the various materials for constructing
plates, the principles for creating images, and experiment with reductive techniques.
A variety of printing methods for silk aquatints will be covered, including a combination of intaglio and relief printing and chine-collé applications. NOTE: This workshop uses oil-based printing inks.

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Catarina Coelho is a mixed-media artist whose drawings and printmaking work explore the subject of landscape as a testimonial site of human interaction with a territory. Cartographic spaces, borders, and the problem of the division of the page recur in her work as forms that seek to point out broader historical narratives.

Recent collective exhibitions include Childs Gallery, Boston; Washington Art Association, CT; Danforth Art Museum, MA; Second International Print Biennale, Yerevan; Venice International Art Fair, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice, Italy; European Contemporary Print Triennial, Toulouse, France. Her work is in several collections including the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston.

All levels welcome. This class is limited to 8 attendees. Free parking is provided.