Etching Intaglio

instructor: RUTH SANTEE


for: Adults

price: $100 (Materials Included)

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Join us for a two-day course on etching as an intaglio technique. Etching is a process using an acid and a barrier to corrode a metal plate in a controlled way to create even the most finely detailed drawing which can then be reprinted many times. In this class, students will learn how to prepare zinc plates, draw and transfer images, use less toxic copper sulfate as a corrosive, and print on etching paper. The final result will include an original etching plate to create multiples of your image! All materials are included in registration fees. New to printmaking? Beginners are encouraged to attend! This class will be held at Myrtle Press inside Verge Center for the Arts.

All Materials Provided

WHEN: July 10 & 17, 2021

WHERE: Myrtle Press

TIME: 12pm-3pm

PRICE:  $100 (materials included)

WHO: Adults

About the Instructor 

Ruth Santee has taught printmaking for 15+ years. She currently teaches at Delta College in Stockton CA. Previously, Santee has taught at Bakersfield College, UC Davis, Saint Mary’s College and CCA. She received a BFA in painting from the College of Santa Fe and an MFA in sculpture from SFAI. Santee co-owns and directs Transmission Gallery, a fine art gallery in Oakland CA.

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.