Kim Van Someren will share her expertise in drypoint, a form of non-toxic intaglio printmaking in which lines are incised directly into a plate without ground or acid. She will be teaching a variety of techniques in mark-making with sharp tools on plexiglass plates. Students will learn how to use multiple plates to create complex finished pieces. Textures, tones, lines, and colors are built up in layers and can be printed in both unique forms or small editions. Students will learn image building, wiping and printing, and multiple plate printing techniques to produce a small body of printed work.
- Prerequisite: none.
- The materials fee of $25, included in the price of the class, will cover plexiglass plates, student grade printing paper, one full sheet of professional paper, and all inks and other printing supplies.
- Additional professional grade print paper is available in class for $5 per 22 x 30 sheet.
- Feel free to bring lunch and snacks; you can store and reheat food in the kitchenette.
About the Instructor
Kim Van Someren is the Instructional Technician in Printmaking, Painting + Drawing and IVA at the University of Washington. She holds a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington (2004) and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (2002).
She has taught Printmaking at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Arts Center, the Frye Art Museum, the Seattle Arts Museum, and University of Washington.
Van Someren has exhibited locally and nationally; her work included in several collections including the New York Public Library, the University of Iowa, the University of Washington and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Van Someren is represented by Bridge Productions, Seattle, Washington.