Etching with BIG
Instructor - Kate Baillies
3 Day Workshop
November 12, 19, 26 2023
10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explore using a safer alternative to traditional solvent-based etching grounds. B.I.G. is a versatile etching ground developed by Andrew Baldwin of Trefeglwys Printmaking Studio (UK). B.I.G. has all qualities etchers know and love about hard / soft ground —minus the VOC’s, plus it’s super-easy to use! Students having prior experience with etching is recommended.
The instructor will cover:
- Exploring products and practices for a green printmaking studio
- Using B.I.G. as a hard ground and soft ground
- Using Coffee Lift as a Sugar Lift alternative
- Using Aquatint technique
- Operating our Studio presses
- Pulling prints made from the B.I.G. etchings
$385.00 Supplies included, prices not subject to GST
Class limited to 5 Participants
Participant Experience Level: Beginner, Intermidiate, Professional
Kate has a formal education in Art and Art Education from OCAD and NSCAD universities. She has taught children and adults in workshop, classroom, studio and on-line settings. Since 2015 she has established her own green printmaking practice through residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking. Kate is active with the Alberta Printmakers through teaching, committee work, studio projects and studio rental. Her artwork can be found in the Alberta Art Foundation, the Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Collection, The Calgary Public Library Central Location, and in corporate and private collections.
About Alberta Printmakers:
Operating in Calgary/Mohkinstsis, A/P cultivates an inclusive and collaborative environment to learn about printmaking, to create printed works, and to pursue exciting artistic opportunities.
To learn more, please visit: www.albertaprintmakers.com | @abprintmakers