Create a series of intaglio-style prints inspired by the printmaker, architect, antiquarian, and designer Giambattista Piranesi. Traditional intaglio printmaking involves etching a design with acid onto a copper plate and applying oil-based ink to the plate to create a series of prints. During this three-hour workshop, participants will incise graphic designs into plastic and use gouache paint as ink to create a series of prints evoking the same sense of delicacy and refinement of detail as those produced by the original process.
Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design features more than 300 prints, three-dimensional representations of seven objects based on Piranesi's renderings, and a 3-D installation of his most famous etchings of the Carceri (or prisons). This workshop will begin with a tour of the exhibition and is led by local artist and printmaker Annika Nelson.
The Second Saturday Workshop Series is an adult program that explores exhibitions and installations at the Museum. Each begins with a tour of the related exhibition, followed by the fine art workshop.
Gain a broader understanding of the breadth of works on view and experience instruction in a variety of mixed-media projects by purchasing the workshop series. Available exclusively to Members, the series consists of any four workshops purchased for a total of $140 ($35 per workshop). Join or sign up now.
This program is designed for beginners, but all levels are welcome.
*Registration fee includes all supplies.
$40 members(single class)/$140 members series (4 classes)/$50 nonmembers (single class)