Thursdays from September 6 to 27, 2018, from 6pm to 9pm
Instructor: Lee McKay
Intaglio is the family of printing and printmaking techniques in which the image is incised into a surface, and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. It is the direct opposite of a relief print. Normally, copper or zinc plates are used as a surface or matrix, and the incisions are created by etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint or mezzotint. This workshop is an introduction to the basics of etching. Using a copper plate, participants will learn plate preparation, explore techniques for image making (acid and acid free), and create original prints with a press.
Lee McKay was born in Saskatoon and studied printmaking at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary from 1992 to 1996. He cofounded Burnt Toast Print Collective with four other ACAD graduates in 2001 in Calgary. His work has been shown across Canada, Czech Republic, Japan, Spain, and Portugal. He works primarily in relief and etching.