$260 – In this 2-day workshop, students will develop a thorough understanding of the methods and techniques of the many variations of Intaglio Printmaking. This includes the development of skills in creating, etching, drawing, inking, and printing intaglio plates. Students will use dry point on plastic plates, create a collagraph plate by collaging together various textured materials, and line etch & aqua-tint a copper plate.
Through workshop/studio time, students will deepen their knowledge base while expanding their portfolio and best practices to foster and construct creative activities that support student success in the classroom. This class includes investigation and discussion of the history, and current status of the original hand-pulled relief print, as well as proper methods for conservation and exhibition of prints. Participants will engage in several relief printmaking techniques, individually and in combination. This offering is open to all experience levels.
Teachers enrolled in this offering for credit must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Tuition fee for credit is above any fees required by Mark Arts fees. In addition, teachers must register and provide all required payments through Mark Arts.
Doug Billings received an MFA in Printmaking from Wichita State University. He established a new printmaking program at Mark Arts in 2002 and has been teaching printmaking classes since then. Billings founded and is the director of the Tallgrass Press Printmakers Association, established in 2013. He is also a member of the Boston Printmakers, the Society of American Graphic Artists, the American Color Print Society, the Philadelphia Print Club and the American Print Alliance. He has exhibited his work in Australia, Europe and across the United States. He is a member and former president Gallery XII in Wichita and a former president and board member of the Artist Guild of Wichita.