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Introductory Intaglio | Fridays in June

Maya Schueller Elmes Introductory Intaglio | Fridays in June

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C$ 397.00 Excl. tax

Workshop: Introductory Intaglio
Dates: June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th from 6PM - 9PM
Location: 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Instructor: Maya-Schueller Elmes
Level: Beginner
Materials included

  • File number: WKSP516

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Join Maya Schueller-Elmes in the pursuit of the harmonious relationship between copper, acid, and pressure! This workshop provides an introduction to copper intaglio, from drypoint to etching. 

Intaglio is a family of printmaking techniques in which an image is incised into a plate, the incised areas of the plate holds ink during the printing process. A traditional etching press is used to apply enough pressure onto the plate to transfer the ink onto cotton rag paper. 

Using sheet copper, participants will explore two techniques for image making, drypoint and line etching. Line etching is done with the use of an etching mordant, while drypoint is an acid-free process. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of other intaglio tools during this process, including burnishers, roulettes, and scribes.  Participants can expect to finish this workshop with at least two images incised into a copper plate and at least three prints of each image on cotton rag paper. 

The basics of using the tools, facilities, and equipment needed for intaglio printing will be covered in this workshop. This includes operating a press, using an etching bath, and preparing copper for printing and etching. All workshop participants have the opportunity to continue working independently in the studio following the workshop if they choose to. For more information please contact us!


Maya Schueller-Elmes (She/Her They/Them)

Spoken languages: English and limited proficiency in German and Spanish

Maya is an interdisciplinary artist from London, UK, whose work explores drawing, printmaking, photography and installation. Maya received her BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Kingston University, London and has completed a number of artist residencies in the UK. Since moving to Canada in 2017, Maya has taught printmaking, bookbinding and visual arts classes at various universities, art schools and print studios in Vancouver and the lower mainland, and is currently a technician at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Maya's work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Canada, India and Japan, with works held in both private and public collections.