Instructor: Andrew Raftery
July 28 & July 29
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Class Fee: $160 members / $200 non-members
*Includes 8 hours of free studio time good for 4 weeks
Copperplate engraving allows the artist to create lines of great precision without the use of acid. The workshop will cover tool sharpening, preparation and transfer of images to the copper, strategies for developing a language of engraved marks, techniques for cutting the lines into the metal and special considerations of the printing of engraved plates. Engraving is a great addition to any printmaker's repertoire; unique for its clarity and brilliance when used on its own, it can add a moment of intense contrast to mixed method intaglio prints.
Andrew Raftery, Associate Professor of Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design, is a printmaker specializing in narrative engravings of contemporary American life. He received his BFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts in 1984 and his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1988. He is the recipient of the Fritz Eichenberg Fellowship in Printmaking from the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts and was a 2003 recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. His work is in many museum collections in the United States including the Whitney Museum, New York Public Library, Fogg Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He is represented by Mary Ryan Gallery in New York.
To register, please contact RBPMW at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.416.6226.