In this two day workshop, participants will be introduced to the soft-ground method. This very natural drawing method sets itself apart from other etching grounds because of its sketchy and hand drawn qualities. Marks made through the waxy soft-ground stand true to natural pencil or crayon drawing, lend themselves well to expressive mark-making and hand drawn quality. In this workshop participants will learn proper de-greasing of copper plates, application of the soft-ground via hotplate, how to apply liquid soft-ground, the method of drawing through the ground, texture transfers, etching the plate, and finally printing the plate.
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, Traccia #5, 2017, Etching