Workshops: Printmaking

Printmaking Workshops

Discover the art of drypoint etching in our historic Printmaking Studio. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, this workshop is your gateway to exploring the traditional techniques of printmaking.

Come Etch with Us!
We are offering a toxic free opportunity to try etching. From ground to mordant to ink our process uses non-toxic ingredients. We will supply you with a zinc plate, proofing paper, and loan you the tools needed. When you have a proofed your plate should you wish to print an edition we have quality paper available at cost. (Members $15; non-members $25)

Details:The PSC etching press

  • When: Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Fees: $25 per class, no sign-up commitment
  • Supplies: Bring your own paper, plates, and inks. Additional supplies available for purchase during class. See materials list below.

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What to Expect:

  • Skill Development: Learn fundamental etching techniques at your own pace, allowing for a personalized and comfortable learning experience.
  • Creativity: Express yourself in an open format that encourages individuality and experimentation.
  • Individual Guidance: Small class size ensures personalized attention and a supportive learning environment.
  • Inspiration:  Immerse yourself in printmaking’s rich history through engaging lessons and explore our extensive library for a well-rounded artistic education.
  • Community Collaboration: Join a supportive artistic community where collaboration is celebrated. Learn from and inspire fellow artists, fostering a sense of collective growth.
  • Fun Exploration: Enjoy experimenting with different techniques, and benefit from the diverse perspectives of fellow artists. This workshop is designed to be both educational and an enjoyable collaborative experience.

The PSC etching press ready for a run

Required Materials List
All required material can be purchased during the session at our printmaking studio. 

  • Printmaking Paper: $2.70 per sheet.
  • Prepped copper etching plates: $24.We recommend buying the etching plates from us directly as we already have the plates prepped and ready for carving prior during class time. Alternatively, you may buy your own supplies from any art supply store. 

Tools of the tadeAbout the Instructor

Chloe Epstein, a Fine Arts graduate from Bryn Mawr. Inspired by her interest in illustration and comics, she delved into printmaking under the guidance of Professor Hee Sook Kim. Chloe is experienced in  lithography, etching, monotype, and relief techniques After graduating in 2021, Chloe continued her printmaking journey at Haverford College, where she served as head teaching assistant and tech for the printmaking studio. She guided students, assisted in lessons, and collaborated on projects with Professor Hee Sook. Follow her artistic journey on Instagram or visit her website.

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