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Large Scale Etching

Instructor: Paul DeRuvo
Thursday, June 7 through Thursday, June 28
4-week workshop, Thursday evenings, 6pm - 9pm
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$325 members, $375 non-members

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Come utilize CCP’s new etching room sink and acid tank in this multi-week class! Participants will focus on taking a single large copper etching plate (approximately 18” x 24”) through a series of states, developing the image with a full range of intaglio techniques into an exciting, ambitious, finished work. Improve your command of etching, aquatint, spit-bite, and white ground, while exploring the exciting expressive possibilities of a larger format. Let the wide range of tones, deep textures, and painterly marks achievable on copper inspire you this summer. Studio access will be included for participants to continue working outside of class time.

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.

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Image: Paul DeRuvo, Memory, Etching, aquatint and chine collé

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  • Sketchbook/ notebook
  • Drawing materials
  • Etching needles
  • Paper towels
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