In this intermediate/advanced intaglio class, artists will explore making multi-plate color images. Participants will start with a drawing, analyze and separate out colors onto different copper plates, learn registration techniques to make sure the imagery on the plates line up when printing, practice color mixing and layering, and explore color proofing. The instructor will discuss the advantages and pitfalls of layering multiple plates, explore ink consistency, and use transparent base so that colors overlap and mix optically. These techniques create rich, beautiful results.
Sharon Lindenfeld has taught printmaking and drawing at Dartmouth College, Indiana University—Bloomington, the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, and St. Thomas Aquinas College, as well as workshops at Santa Reparata International School of Art (Florence, Italy) and the Newark Print Shop (Newark, NJ). As a studio assistant at Burnet Editions and Brand X Editions in New York City, she worked on editions for such artists as Julie Mehretu, Mickalene Thomas, Alex Katz, and Chuck Close. Her etchings depicting abstract landscapes have been exhibited at venues including Paia Contemporary Gallery (Paia, Maui, HI), SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art (Florence, Italy), the International Print Center, New York (New York, NY), and the Liu Haisu Art Museum (Shanghai, China). She has an AB from Dartmouth College, a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Visit Sharon at www.sharonlindenfeld.com
Image: Sharon Lindenfeld, Untitled, Etching