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In this class you will explore different ways to work with shellac plates, a user friendly and non-toxic etching process. Virginia Davison will demonstrate her process and design techniques as well as introduce different ways to transfer your images onto the plate. She will discuss and illustrate the many ways to add interest and depth to build a strong image. Virginia looks forward to helping you find your voice in this exciting and variable medium.
A Materials Fee of $15 will be added to the class cost when you register which includes one full sheet of large print paper.
Paper is available for purchase in the studio for $5/sheet.
About the Instructor
Virginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since an early age. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. One of Virginia's memorable experiences during this phase was her trip to Carrara Italy to attend a workshop carving with Carrara marble, a stone used by many Italian masters including Michelangelo.
After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.
At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.