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Introduction to Copper Plate Etching

$150.00

February 24 & 25
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Instructor: Stan Townsend

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February 24 & 25
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Instructor: Stan Townsend
All levels are welcome!

Intaglio printmaking is a versatile and inventive medium.  In this two-day workshop, students will learn how to design, etch, and print their own copper plate etching from start to finish using our printing press.  Different methods will be covered including traditional techniques with hard ground line etching, aquatint for charcoal-like tones, and drypoint for velvety lines.  Tools, ink, press and other supplies will be provided, but students will need to supply their own printing paper and copper plate which may be purchased at class in our store.  There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Students may bring their own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options in our southside neighborhood.  No experience necessary!

About the instructor:  

Daud Akhriev printing his etchings at Townsend Atelier

Stan Townsend has a BFA from East Tennessee State University with a major in printmaking and a minor in sculpture and drawing.  He has been an instructor in drawing, painting, and printmaking at the Hunter Museum of Art, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Chattanooga State Technical Community College. For ten years he owned and operated Townsend Gallery and Studio in Chattanooga.

His works are in major private and corporate collections nationwide including the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN; IBM, Washington, DC; Alabama Power, Birmingham, AL,  Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN, and TVA in Chattanooga, TN.

In 1990, from a national competition, Stan was selected to be a member of the design team for Ross’s Landing Park and Plaza, a 12-acre urban park at the Tennessee Aquarium that features one of the largest public art installations in the state.

For twelve years he was VP of Marketing and Sales for an international polyurethane chemical company where he helped develop products for the sculpture and three–dimensional markets.  He also served as technical consultant and has lectured and taught numerous workshops focusing on the use of modern art materials in molding and casting.  He is co-owner of Townsend Atelier.