Dry point etching is a type of intaglio printmaking where a needle is used to incise lines into a plate. Different effects can be achieved through the depth and frequency of line as well as the amount of ink used. For this introductory session participants will use plexiglass plates to learn basic etching techniques.
About the instructor: Karin Otto has brought her background in arts administration, teaching, and fine arts to Waterfall Arts since 2012. Using a variety of printmaking techniques, Karin’s work reflects the repetitive patterns of organic shapes and forms found in the natural world. As a long-time contributor to Waterfall Arts, Karin has curated and produced gallery exhibitions, coordinated events, taught classes and workshops, assisted with program planning, and manages the Kennedy Press. In 2021, Karin participated as a Mentor in Printmaking for the Maine Crafts Association Craft Apprentice Program (CAP). Karin also works as a Human Resources consultant for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Karin has a BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics, MFA in Organizational Behavior and is a certified professional coach through the Coaches Training Institute.