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In-Person Printmaking Workshop

Etching using B.I.G. (Baldwin Intaglio Ground) with Kate Baillies

Explore using a safer alternative to traditional solvent-based etching grounds. B.I.G. is a versatile etching ground developed by Andrew Baldwin of Trefeglwys Printmaking Studio (UK). B.I.G. has all qualities etchers know and love about hard/soft ground—minus the VOC’s, plus it’s super-easy to use!

Kate Baillies will introduce participants to using B.I.G. as a hard ground, along with coffee lift (an amazing sugar lift alternative) and the Zeamazing Spray Aquatint solution. Our first day will focus on learning about these products and how to use them, with an image supplied by participants. Our second day will continue where the first leaves off, including printing etching(s) made in the workshop.

**All the creative fun takes place in the small but mighty, Alberta Printmakers Studio—home of stop #2 (July 10, 2021) on Zea Mays Printmaking’s Virtual World Tour (produced Summer 2021). Andrew Baldwin and the Trefeglwys Studio is stop #7 (August 28, 2021) on the tour!

Please come with a 4 x 5 inch image (drawing or photo).

Duration: Two evening workshop
Dates: September 28 & 29, 2021
Times: 6:00 – 9:30pm both evenings
Location: Alberta Printmakers Studio & Gallery (4025 4th St. SE)
Class size: Four
Ages: 16+
All materials provided.
Cost: $175 non members; $157 CJSW Friends; $150 members

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About the Instructor

Kate has a formal education in art and art Education from OCAD and NSCAD universities. She has taught children and adults in workshop, classroom, studio and on-line settings. Since 2015 she has established her own green printmaking practice through residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking. Kate is active with the Alberta Printmakers through teaching, committee work, studio projects and studio rental.

Her artwork can be found in the Alberta Art Foundation, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Collection, the Calgary Public Library Central Location, and in corporate and private collections.

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