Essential Ingredients for Etching the Edinburg Way

Summer 2018 / Printmaking

Love etching but concerned about the health, safety and environmental risks of the traditional printmaking process? Learn the Edinburg method of etching invented by Friedhard Kiekeben to obtain the same dramatic results as traditional etching but without toxic vapors, chemicals, or cleaning solvents. Considerably increase the biting speed and strength of copper plate etching using a modified solution of ferric chloride and the non-toxic additive citric acid in a dip-tank . Using non-toxic acrylic grounds on copper plates and etching the Edinburgh way will produce high quality lines, textures and fine detail in your intaglio prints. No experience necessary.

Students must bring Copper etching plates, Printmaking paper (Examples: Rives BFK, Hahnemuhle Copperplate, Magnani Pescia, Somerset Velvet, Somerset Satin) newsprint and etching inks, (water-based, safe-wash or oil-based).

 

Course Details

Age Group: Adult

June 19-August 7

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

Tuition: $240 (Members: $225)

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Course Instructor

Nicole Patrice Dul

Nicole holds an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 11 years.