Non-Toxic Big Ground Workshop with Liz Chalfin


When: May 19 & 20 2017, Friday and Saturday / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Printmaking Studio at California College of the Arts, Martinez Hall
Oakland Campus
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA

Join Zea Mays Printmaking’s founding director Liz Chalfin for a weekend of etching using BIG (Baldwin’s Intaglio Ground).  BIG was invented by British printmaker Andrew Baldwin and introduced to Zea Mays Printmaking in 2011.  Since then it’s been the primary etching ground in use at ZMP because of its ease of use, versatility, reliability and non-toxic classification.

Participants in this workshop will learn how to use BIG as both a hard ground and a soft ground, opening up a range of mark making possibilities.  Sandpaper aquatint using BIG will be demonstrated, eliminating the need for rosin, spray paint or an airbrush.  Chalfin will show examples of other techniques possible with this amazing etching ground, including lift grounds and photo transfers.

No prior etching experience necessary.

Fee includes materials plus two 6″ x 9″ copper plates. There will be a few extra plates on hand for purchase if needed.

Jonathan Barcan the CCA shop manager will stock printmaking paper for purchase, or you may choose to bring your own paper.

Once you are registered and paid, you will receive a materials list.

Workshop fee: $250.00  SOLD OUT