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Class - Botanical Illustration| Adults
Drawing on Tradition: Drypoint Printing (Intaglio Print) – Maurice Pillard-Verneuil
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Apr 27 2013 9:00AM
Apr 28 2013 9:00AM
May 4 2013 9:00AM
Maurice Pillard Verneuil (1869 – 1942) was trained in the classical tradition of fine art and later on became deeply involved with the Art Nouveau movement. He was strongly influenced by Grasset but developed his own personal style for decorative patterns and typography. In 1908 he demonstrated the decorative possibilities of natural forms in “The Study of the Plant and its Applications in Art Industries”, showing how plants themselves could be transformed into sophisticated designs for lace, embroidery, printed textiles, ironwork, carved wood, stained glass, porcelain and wallpaper. Learn about his style and make your own interpretation using the printmaking process called drypoint or intaglio. Learn to etch like the masters without the complexity of traditional copperplate methods using Plexiglas. Walk step by step through the drypoint printing process, experimenting first with line then applying drypoint to your composition. Finish with techniques for coloring your engraved plates using the medium of your choice. This type of etching renders elegant, expressive lines varying between light and delicate to heavy and bold, to create a uniquely velvety feel. Fee: $280 member, $330 non-member. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Mixing, Watercolor I OR Color layering for Colored Pencil and Colored Pencil I
Class will appear sold out until Registration opens December 11, 2012, 9am.
*Sat., April 20, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Hibiscus); Sat. – Sun., April 27 - 28, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (KOZO-Fine Art Materials, 10 E. Ellsworth Ave, Denver); Sat., May 4, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Hibiscus). (Note: 20 hours)
Instructors: Annie Reiser and Patricia Branstead