Airbrush Aquatint Etching
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Big Ground & Airbrush Aquatint Etching Series with Liv Monique Johnson

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Oh My! It’s BIG!

Etching with BIG Ground

Part 1 of the Etching Series**

March 29th-31st, 2019

This intaglio workshop will focus on using BIG Ground as an alternative to the much more toxic asphaltum hard ground. In this workshop students will learn the basics of preparing and printing an etched plate. Experienced printmakers are also welcome as we will be covering a number of printing and cleaning products that are less-toxic alternatives to traditional materials. All students will learn how to use BIG as a soft ground for pressing textures into plates and as a hard ground for line work. This versatile ground will allow students to experiment with a wide range of textures and mark-making.  

**This workshop is part 1 of the Etching Series. Part 2 will cover Airbrush Aquatint. While it is not necessary to take Part 1 before Part 2, it can be useful as Part 2 will require students to know how to prepare a plate with a simple etched line drawing when the workshop begins. Because of this we are offering a DISCOUNT: take either one class for $185 or both Part 1 & 2 for $350! Feel free to contact the instructor for more details.

Etching with Big Ground, Course Outline:

3/29 Friday 6pm – 9pm: Intro to etching with examples, demo on prepping plates.

3/30 Saturday 10am – 4pm: Demo on applying ground, mark-making and etching plates.

3/31 Sunday 10am – 4pm: Demo on inking and printing plates.

Etching with Big Ground Materials Needed:

Paper: 2 – 5 sheets of Stonehenge (90 lb 22”x30”) or Rives BFK (250 – 280 gsm 22”x30”). They come in a range of colors as well as white, but avoid buying black.

Etching Needle

At least one roll of Paper Towels

Pencils (a range of softness is recommended but not required)

Tracing paper

Air / Aqua / Acid

Etching with Airbrushed Aquatints

Part 2 of the Etching Series

April 5-7th, 2019

This intaglio workshop will focus on using airbrushed aquatints an alternative to rosin aquatints. In this workshop students will learn about new recipes developed by the non-toxic studio Zea Mays for creating beautiful and controlled airbrushed aquatints. Aquatinting is a technique used to create a range of tonal values on etched plates and with airbrushing artists can further manipulate for a variety of effects.  All students will learn how to apply an aquatint and create a step-bite for a full range of values. This workshop is for printmakers at least intermediate level or above – this is because students will be prepping their plates and etching a quick line drawing with hard ground at the beginning of the workshop.

This workshop is part 2 of the Etching Series. Part 1 covers hard ground etching with BIG ground. While it is not required to take Part 1 before Part 2, it can be useful for experienced students to refresh their skills in basic etching or necessary for beginner students to learn these skills before Part 2. Because of this we are offering a DISCOUNT: take either one class for $185 or both Parts 1 & 2 for $350!

Course Outline:

4/5 Friday 6pm – 9pm: Intro to aquatints with examples, preparing plates and simple line etchings.

4/6 Saturday 10am – 4pm: Demo on airbrushing aquatints and controlling values with step biting.

4/7 Sunday 10am – 4pm: Finish etching plates and printing.  

Materials Needed:

Paper: 2 – 5 sheets of Stonehenge (90 lb 22”x30”) or Rives BFK (250 – 280 gsm 22”x30”). They come in a range of colors as well as white, but avoid buying black.

A set of watercolor brushes - fine to large

A set of color pencils or markers (optional )

Etching Needle

At least one roll of Paper Towels

Pencils (a range of softness is recommended but not required)

Tracing paper


Feel free to contact Liv Monique Johnson (instructor) for more details at: livmoniquejohnson@gmail.com

https://livjohnsonart.com/

About Liv Monique Johnson:
Born in Pahoa, Hawaii, Liv Johnson spent her formative years in the rural areas of the island. In 2014 she received her BA in Art from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where she began her printmaking education in their acclaimed print studio. She received a wide range of training over the years from working under printmakers Meidor Hu, Wendy Yothers, Kevin Diminyatz, and Jon Goebel. In 2012 Liv became the Print Studio Assistant which included being a printer for the Visiting Artists Print Collection, working with artists such as Karen Kunc, Yuji Hiratsuka, and Khalid Kodi in developing and printing their editions.

In 2015 she began her MFA in Studio Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, with a primary emphasis in printmaking and a secondary emphasis in sculpture. During this time of completing her degree Liv worked to expand printmaking’s presence in Lubbock’s thriving art scene by curating multiple shows, teaching printmaking courses at TTU, and co-organizing the 2017 Beyond Printmaking Symposium with Sang-Mi Yoo and Stacy Elko. In May 2018 Liv graduated from TTU with her MFA in Studio Art. She now lives in Houston, TX and is a regional recruiter for the TTU School of Art as well as an intern at Burning Bones Press. She continues to develop her studio work, driven by an intense curiosity as she experiments with materials, techniques and presentation in her art practice.

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Oh My! It’s BIG!

Etching with BIG Ground

Part 1 of the Etching Series*

This intaglio workshop will focus on using BIG Ground as an alternative to the much more toxic asphaltum hard ground. In this workshop students will learn the basics of preparing and printing an etched plate. Experienced printmakers are also welcome as we will be covering a number of printing and cleaning products that are less-toxic alternatives to traditional materials. All students will learn how to use BIG as a soft ground for pressing textures into plates and as a hard ground for line work. This versatile ground will allow students to experiment with a wide range of textures and mark-making.  

*This workshop is part 1 of the Etching Series. Part 2 will cover Airbrush Aquatint. While it is not necessary to take Part 1 before Part 2, it can be useful as Part 2 will require students to know how to prepare a plate with a simple etched line drawing when the workshop begins. Because of this we are offering a DISCOUNT: take either one class for $185 or both Part 1 & 2 for $350! Feel free to contact the instructor for more details.

Etching with Big Ground, Course Outline:

Friday 6pm – 9pm: Intro to etching with examples, demo on prepping plates.

Saturday 10am – 4pm: Demo on applying ground, mark-making and etching plates.

Sunday 10am – 4pm: Demo on inking and printing plates.

Etching with Big Ground Materials Needed:

Paper: 2 – 5 sheets of Stonehenge (90 lb 22”x30”) or Rives BFK (250 – 280 gsm 22”x30”). They come in a range of colors as well as white, but avoid buying black.

Etching Needle

At least one roll of Paper Towels

Pencils (a range of softness is recommended but not required)

Tracing paper

Air / Aqua / Acid

Etching with Airbrushed Aquatints

Part 2 of the Etching Series**

This intaglio workshop will focus on using airbrushed aquatints an alternative to rosin aquatints. In this workshop students will learn about new recipes developed by the non-toxic studio Zea Mays for creating beautiful and controlled airbrushed aquatints. Aquatinting is a technique used to create a range of tonal values on etched plates and with airbrushing artists can further manipulate for a variety of effects.  All students will learn how to apply an aquatint and create a step-bite for a full range of values. This workshop is for printmakers at least intermediate level or above – this is because students will be prepping their plates and etching a quick line drawing with hard ground at the beginning of the workshop.

**This workshop is part 2 of the Etching Series. Part 1 covers hard ground etching with BIG ground. While it is not required to take Part 1 before Part 2, it can be useful for experienced students to refresh their skills in basic etching or necessary for beginner students to learn these skills before Part 2. Because of this we are offering a DISCOUNT: take either one class for $185 or both Parts 1 & 2 for $350!

Course Outline:

Friday 6pm – 9pm: Intro to aquatints with examples, preparing plates and simple line etchings.

Saturday 10am – 4pm: Demo on airbrushing aquatints and controlling values with step biting.

Sunday 10am – 4pm: Finish etching plates and printing.  

Materials Needed:

Paper: 2 – 5 sheets of Stonehenge (90 lb 22”x30”) or Rives BFK (250 – 280 gsm 22”x30”). They come in a range of colors as well as white, but avoid buying black.

A set of watercolor brushes - fine to large

A set of color pencils or markers (optional )

Etching Needle

At least one roll of Paper Towels

Pencils (a range of softness is recommended but not required)

Tracing paper


Feel free to contact Liv Monique Johnson (instructor) for more details at: livmoniquejohnson@gmail.com

https://livjohnsonart.com/

About Liv Monique Johnson:

Born in Pahoa, Hawaii, Liv Johnson spent her formative years in the rural areas of the island. In 2014 she received her BA in Art from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where she began her printmaking education in their acclaimed print studio. She received a wide range of training over the years from working under printmakers Meidor Hu, Wendy Yothers, Kevin Diminyatz, and Jon Goebel. In 2012 Liv became the Print Studio Assistant which included being a printer for the Visiting Artists Print Collection, working with artists such as Karen Kunc, Yuji Hiratsuka, and Khalid Kodi in developing and printing their editions.

In 2015 she began her MFA in Studio Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, with a primary emphasis in printmaking and a secondary emphasis in sculpture. During this time of completing her degree Liv worked to expand printmaking’s presence in Lubbock’s thriving art scene by curating multiple shows, teaching printmaking courses at TTU, and co-organizing the 2017 Beyond Printmaking Symposium with Sang-Mi Yoo and Stacy Elko. In May 2018 Liv graduated from TTU with her MFA in Studio Art. She now lives in Houston, TX and is a regional recruiter for the TTU School of Art as well as an intern at Burning Bones Press. She continues to develop her studio work, driven by an intense curiosity as she experiments with materials, techniques and presentation in her art practice.