During the months of June and July, Crown Point Press offers week-long workshops in etching and photogravure. The workshops are open to artists, printmakers, graduate students, and any lay person interested in learning about etching or honing their skills. Each workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9-5, and is limited to ten participants in etching, four in photogravure, and is led by the Crown Point master printers. No experience is necessary in order to attend the etching workshops though experience in intaglio is a prerequisite for taking the photogravure workshop. All imagery is created by hand-drawing on plates during the etching workshops; there is no photographic process used to transfer imagery. Each participant works at his or her own pace.

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Summer Workshops 2017

All our 2017 workshop sessions are full, but please let us know if you are interested in attending one. We do keep a waiting list in case there are cancellations.

June 19-23 Etching
June 26-30: Etching
July 10-14: Advanced Etching
July 17-21: Etching

This year we are offering four weeks of etching, with eleven participants in each session and three Crown Point printers as instructors.

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We fill the workshops on a first come, first served basis and payment in full is due when your spot is confirmed. The cost is $1,500 per workshop, which includes materials except paper and copper. The cost of those materials is based upon use and is tallied at the end of each workshop.

To attend our advanced etching workshop you will need prior intaglio experience.

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We will only accept applications via email or fax. You can email Sasha Baguskas with any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco this summer.

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