Color Drypoint

See Drypoint for process details.  There are various ways to add color to a drypoint print, and this class will focus on one or two of them, depending on the length of the class. Options for adding color to a drypoint print include color inking, surface rolling, and selective color through stencils, selective inking (A la poupée,) and chine-collé. Chine-collé is a process of adding delicate pieces of shaped paper to a print while it runs through the etching press. 

Techniques and concepts learned during this process include:

  • How to safely work on metal plates with etching tools

  • Composition using shape and line

  • How to create values with line and texture

  • How to successfully ink and wipe a plate

  • How to add color to an image using various techniques

  • How to safely and successfully print using an etching press

Classes are 2-3 hours in length.  Students will receive one zinc plate to make their image.  Each student can expect to make one drypoint intaglio print, but can make as many as time allows. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

If you are looking for more information or to schedule a class, please contact Tyler Green, Education and Community Programs Manager, at 612.871.1326 or email us.