Friday, February 5, 2010

Advanced Intaglio Students At Work

A very nice thing about LBCC's advanced intaglio class is that artists from the surrounding community take it to gain access to an etching press while working on their independent projects. This semester, after a dark classroom in the fall due to budget cuts, the class was reinstated. Much to my delight, many of these artists are back. They are working on etchings, collagraphs, mixed media works on paper and found objects, wood cuts, monoprints and drypoints. It is a pleasure to see them at work here again.

Here, Shuyun Shih is inking several small collagraphs which she will print in combination with found papers as chin colle elements.

Mary Coromelas is rolling her zine plate covered with paper through the press. Momentarily, she'll get to pull back the press blankets to reveal her print.

Martin Salazar compares two impressions of his collagraph. Behind him are drying prints from the evening's work by several artists.

Lorraine Papadopoulos inks a zinc plate that she will soon print experimentally on found diary pages. If she likes the print, she'll combine it with other found items and hand brushed elements.

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