About this Event
learn how to:
***Properly set up and use the Etching press in the Printmaking Committee.
***Experiment with different weight canvas and fabrics to make hand printed sew on patches with laser engraved wood blocks .
** Learn to recognize and address inking issues with various weight fabrics.
***Register your plate on a press bed for accurate printing of paper or fabric.
***Clean your plates and work area the environmentally safe way when you are finished printing.
*** Demonstration using sewing machine and serger to finish the edge of the patch.
Students can take home their prints right away, but it is recommended that they stay on the drying rack for 3-4 days until they are dry to the touch. if you want to take them home after class and let them dry at home bring a cookie sheet so prints may lie flat and not stick to each other during transport.
Each student will also get an additional blank wood plate that you can carve or etch on your own for hand printing at home or at the space.
The $10 materials fee covers supplies (fabric, inks & wood plates) and will enable you to take home a set of your own hand printed images.
The etching press will be available at the open print events for those who want to sign up for press time to print their home plate.
Special Considerations and Warnings
wear comfortable shoes as we will be standing most of the class time.
wear older clothes that could get inky,
We will be working with oil based ink.