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Drypoint Printmaking on Tetra Pak and Plastic

November 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday, November 18th
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Total Sessions:
Eileen Parent
Room 208, Print Studio
Skill Level:
All Levels
Sliding Scale:
Financial Aid Availabl
e – Apply Here

About the class

In this class you will learn to use Tetra Pak® to create intaglio prints.

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into a plate/matrix with a pointed tool. This workshop will show you how to create original prints from start to finish by using easily accessible and recyclable materials such as Tetra Pak® cartons – the ones that are lined with a thin layer of aluminum. We will also experiment with discarded plastic. Learn to engrave, incise, and texturize your plates, and then ink and print with them. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. All supplies are provided through the materials fee. Note: There will be a one-hour lunch break. Bring a bag lunch or plan to grab a bite at a nearby cafe.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Eileen Parent

Instructor / Artist

Eileen Parent is an abstract printmaker living in Sonoma County. She has a Bachelor of Arts in painting and drawing from UC Berkeley. While experimenting with different artistic mediums she was drawn to the process of printmaking. She fell in love with printmaking’s traditional techniques and historical background and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from Sonoma State University. She has exhibited her work in Sonoma County and the greater San Francisco Bay area. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts and is currently a lecturer in Art Studio at Sonoma State University.

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