In this two-session class, Haig will be teaching students a nearly non-toxic intaglio printmaking workshop.
This Workshop will show you how to replace acid with a miraculous etchant that produces no fumes, requires no ventilation, and is not a danger to human flesh. And it etches zinc like a son-of-a-gun!
The solution is very easy to make yourself, more convenient to purchase, transport, store, and is much less expensive than nitric acid. Not only that, but the whole process “from soup-to-nuts” is practically non-toxic! In this workshop you’ll produce an intaglio print – utilizing hard ground, etchant, ink, and clean-up – with the entire process being no more toxic than cleaning your bathroom.
The expressive potential of direct markmaking (non-etchant based) intaglio methods will also be demonstrated, including engraving, drypoint and electric tools