The most direct of the intaglio printing techniques, using a sharp needle, Drypoint requires scratching into a plastic plate to achieve the desired etched design. Participants will learn the fundamentals of intaglio platemaking, use of drypoint tools, inking techniques, and using a press. Learning opportunities for all levels.
About the Instructor
Karin Otto brings her background in arts administration, teaching, and fine arts to Waterfall Arts since 2012. Using a variety of print making 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. Prior to her life in Maine, Karin spent several years coordinating programming and curating exhibitions for a government funded Arts organization, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, in Glasgow, Scotland. Karin also works as a Human Resources consultant for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She sits on grant review committees for both the Maine Arts Commission and The Maine Community Foundation. Karin has a BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics, MFA in Organizational Behaviour and is a certified professional coach through the Coaches Training Institute.