|Engraving requires a single tool— the burin— to make intaglio prints of astounding clarity. The engraved line is unique in its brilliance and energy. A skilled engraver has complete mastery of every aspect of line, allowing a great range of expression from the most delicate linear shading to visceral gestures cut into the copperplate. Students will learn tool sharpening, image development, techniques for transferring designs to copper, burin use, and special printing requirements. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a personal language of marks appropriate to individual artistic needs.|
Join artist Andrew Raftery for this two-day workshop (1-5 PM Saturday and Sunday, November 2 & 3) in conjunction with the exhibition Through A Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt. This class is aimed at all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned printmakers and print lovers who seek insight into this extraordinary and rare technique.
Andrew Raftery trained in painting and printmaking at Boston University and Yale. His prints are found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum. A recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Raftery teaches printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Hornor at 404-727-6118.
Space is limited, and online registration is required.