Printmaking (Intaglio)


The word intagliare, meanging to engrave, had its origin in mid-17th century Italy; its derivative, intaglio, in the 21st century encompassess a variety of ways in which an image is engraved or etched into a hard surface—in our case, in this one semester class, a copper plate. Working in a nontoxic environment, students will learn age-old techniques inherent to intaglio printmaking (but without the use of harmful chemicals) in order to produce a series of prints in this beautiful medium. Emphasis is placed on the development of each class member's aesthetic concerns.