In this one day etching demonstration, CCP’s very own Paul DeRuvo will walk through all the fundamentals of copper etching. While there will be hands on interaction with the medium, this is an instructional demonstration that can be used as a refresher, an informational session or as reinforcement for understanding the methods of working with copper. Use this knowledge to work more confidently in the studios. Paul will be going over proper preparation, degreasing, ground application, acid etching, alternative ground techniques, wiping and printing of copper etching plates.
PAUL DERUVO is an artist and printer living and working in Norwalk, Connecticut. He is currently the Associate Printer and Studio Manager at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, where he began as an apprentice over 10 years ago. He graduated Cum Laude from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he was awarded a full presidential scholarship to study printmaking. He then took classes at the Academy of Realist Art Boston continuing his dedication to classical drawing and representational artwork. He has exhibited work in New York City, Boston, San Francisco, and abroad. He had a solo show, Love + Isolation, in Berlin, and completed an artist residence at the Ateliers im Alten Schlachthof in Sigmaringen, Germany. As a collaborative printer he has printed projects in the collection of the Museum of Fine arts Boston, The Academy Art Museum, The Boston Public Library and elsewhere.
Visit Paul at www.paulderuvo.com
Image: Paul DeRuvo, Lay Down, 2018,Etching on pillowcase