Etching for Broadsides

Peak preparing paper and blankets for an etching.Work with acclaimed etching artist Elizabeth Peak to create a print, either to stand on its own or as a great visual element for a broadside of text to letterpress later.
This is a great beginning class for writers, poets, teachers, or anyone who’d like to up the visual element of their work.
Open workshops will be offered between the two classes, to further your work on the plate and get prints ready for printing.
(We will advertise a broadside class in the spring, or you can learn the basics in any of our letterpress intensive classes.)

 “Etching is a terrifically flexible medium that even though one is working on metal allows one opportunities to change an image in many ways even completely erasing sections that you might not like. We work on copper, a very soft metal that is easy to manipulate and yet holds up to multiple printings.
So join me in learning a new technique to enhance your printing!”
~ Elizabeth Peak

Schedule: Two Saturdays, December 3 & 17, 2016 (10 AM–5 PM)
Instructor: Elizabeth Peak
Materials: Basic tools will be available for course use and project materials are provided.
Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center, 2125 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Virginia
Course Fee: $125 VABC members/$150 nonmembers, *UVa Education Benefit eligible, (Fee includes two classes, workshop time and etching materials)

To register: Send your payment (by check made out to VFH) to:
Kevin McFadden Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive / Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
(Please note “VABC Etching for Broadsides” on the remarks line, include your email information if this is your first class at VABC)

*UVa Education Benefit eligible, non-degree certification class #120316 
(Please apply for non-member price to receive benefit reimbursement)

For additional course information contact: Elizabeth Peak,

Event Details

Two Saturdays, December 3 & 17, 2016 (10 AM–5 PM)
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Elizabeth Peak
Open to the public
$125 VABC members/$150 nonmembers (*UVa Education Benefit Eligible)