[Slugmailing-l] Engraving workshop

margaret at io.com margaret at io.com
Tue Jul 3 15:54:13 CDT 2007

Slugfest Printmaking is pleased to be able to offer a  two day 
workshop with  visiting master engraver Oscar Gillespie, August 3 & 
4, 10am -6pm.

Learn the original non-toxic method for linear intaglio plate-making. 
No acids, no grounds, just a line with the elegant character of 
swells and flourishes. A direct and dynamic method of making marks on 
a plate, engraving can be easier to use than its reputation gives 
credit. With a little instruction in sharpening and holding the tool 
(along with some practice and guidance from the instructor) students 
in this course will be able to make a burin sit, lie down, and roll 
over like the best trained pet in the house. Demonstrations and 
practice for counter-proofing engraved plates to aquatinted plates 
for registration and printing of color editions will be included

  Oscar Gillespie is a Master engraver,  currently Associate Professor 
and Coordinator of Cradle Oak Press at Bradley University.  He lives 
and works in Peoria, Illinois. His work is in numerous American 
public collections, including the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, 
the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, the New York 
Public Library, the Kemper Group Collection -Chicago and many 

The workshop will be $200, and tools and supplies will be available at cost.

See more of his work at www.slugfestprints.com and in Slugfest 
Gallery until August 4.
Tom Druecker
Margaret Simpson
Slugfest Printmaking Workshop & Gallery
1906 Miriam Ave.
Austin, TX 78722
tel/fax 512-477-7204
info at slugfestprints.com

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