Intaglio Printmaking with Tetrapaks

June 23, 2018 - June 24


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Intaglio Printmaking with Tetrapaks

In this course students will learn how to use a Tetrapak surface to make drypoint prints. Students will be taken through the steps of how to open and cut juice boxes to expose the Tetrapak lining. They will then be introduced to a variety of mark making tools used to incise the Tetrapak surface.

Day 1 will consist of making plates and then drawing on them with a variety of tools and from a variety of sources; still life, plein air, etc. Students will have the opportunity to make a minimum of five plates to really explore what the surface can give them. Students will finish the day learning about printmaking paper and how to prepare it as well being given demonstrations on how to ink and wipe a plate and how to use the press.

Day 2 will consist of working in studio at the press. Students will learn how to dry their paper, register their images, adjust pressure on the press, and how to ink and wipe their plates for optimal results.  Good studio practice and cooperative work flow will be emphasized so that each student produces a well printed, small edition of each of their plates.

Course cost:  $285      Supply fee: $25  STUDENT SUPPLY LIST

Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes. 


ALAIN COSTAZ is a visual artist, art instructor and co-director of GZPS Ground Zero Printmakers Studio in Victoria. He is a BFA graduate of Concordia University in Montréal, studied at Université Laval in Québec City and Northwest Coast Institute of the Arts (NCIA) in Victoria. Currently Alain teaches drawing, painting and printmaking at the GZPS studio, in community classes, and as a diploma instructor at Victoria College of Art (VCA). In his Chinatown studio Alain works on printmaking and multi-media two & three dimensional pieces combining drawing, painting and collage.

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