Drypoint: Drawing into the Print

instructor: Katherine Venturelli

category: Printmaking, Myrtle Press

for: Adults

price: $200


In this two-day workshop, learn the basics of this simple non-toxic printmaking technique developed in the 15th century. It is the most direct of all intaglio techniques and only requires scratching into a metal or plastic plate with a sharp needle. Drypoint technique is valued for its fresh and expressive lines which create a deep richness to an image. In a hands-on experience, workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of plate-making, use of simple drypoint tools, inking, press printing techniques, and explore the possibilities of adding monoprint and chine collé/collaging to the image. Drawing may be completed at home during the interval. In the second session, we spend the day experimenting with printing. No previous printmaking experience required!

WHEN: Saturday, November 13 & Saturday, November 20, 9:30am – 4pm

WHERE: Myrtle Press inside Verge

PRICE: $200

WHO: Adults

About the Instructor

Katherine Venturelli is an exhibiting artist nationally recognized for unique artist books and fine prints produced from her printmaking studio in Amador County. Her work is represented in many prestigious collections including the SF Palace Legion of Honor, the Getty Museum, and the Crocker Art Museum as well as being featured in numerous art publications. Over 45 years as an arts educator, Katherine has been able to share her passion for the printmaking process.


A Note About COVID-19

Beginning August 4th, 2021, Verge requires all instructors and class participants to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. We will continue to enforce the use of masks and social distancing for the duration of the session(s). We appreciate your cooperation and willingness to keep our community safe and healthy. For any questions regarding our COVID-19 safety protocols or to submit a copy of your vaccination status, please contact Nicole at education@vergecontemporary.org.

Community Standards

In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.

Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.