Texture & Depth: Dry-Point on Lexan

July 22 - July 26


This is a 5-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Texture & Depth: Dry-Point on Lexan

Texture & Depth: Dry-Point on Lexan

Drypoint engraving on polycarbonate plastic (Lexan) creates dramatic expressive printed images with rich and varied tones from deep black to soft silvers. The transparency of Lexan means your drawings and photos can be translated with ease onto the plate.

In this workshop we will draw from still life and nature. We will experiment with mark-making on a test plate sampler using many different tools and drawing approaches.  We will introduce colour to drypoint by learning to register a double plate print.   Student will create drypoint images from their own subject matter and personal themes.

The instructor will provide step-by-step demos of the drypoint process including how to prepare paper, ink a plate and how to pull your print using the press. Drypoint is a direct and beautiful form of intaglio printmaking, adding texture and depth to simple drawings.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $000
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: None required

Price: $855

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Alain Costaz has over 30 years of professional art practice and teaching experience and is a graduate of Concordia University (BFA) in Montréal.

Alain is a faculty member of the Victoria College of Art, giving community classes in Victoria and workshops on mainland BC and Alberta. In his Victoria studio Alain holds individual and group classes with an informed, supportive teaching style, sensitive to individual learning.

Click here to read more about ALAIN COSTAZ

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Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register BEFORE MAY 31 to avoid cancellations.

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MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

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Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

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If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.