Engrave a Copper Plate with a Custom Design and Use a Press to Make Your Own Prints

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In a Nutshell

Printmaker Kyle Hobratschk teaches students the process of intaglio, an art form that transfers designs from a plate to a piece of paper

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 8, 2015. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservation required prior to event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Must be 21 or older. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Wear clothes that can get ink on them. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $80 for one admission to a copper plate-engraving and print-making class with Kyle Hobratschk
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Each event is capped at 8 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

Intaglio is a printmaking technique that involves etching a design onto a copper plate, covering the plate in ink, and pressing the plate against paper to transfer the design. In this workshop, printmaker Kyle Hobratschk walks you through the entire process and provides you the tools you need to embellish your own copper plate. After you finish your drawing, you’ll place your plate inside a press and watch as your design is printed on a piece of humidified paper. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to take both your print and your copper plate home.

  • Learn the Intaglio Process Step by Step
    After a conversational overview of the printmaking process, you’ll begin by etching a custom design onto a 5”x7” copper plate using provided tools, materials, and still-life objects for reference.

  • Ink your Plate by Hand
    Cover your plate in black ink and send it through a press, where it’ll transfer your drawing onto a piece of humidified paper. Students should wear clothes they wouldn’t mind getting a little ink on.

  • Leave with Your Own Work of Art
    Take your print and copper plate home after the session.

Your Host

Kyle Hobratschk Kyle Hobratschk
Artist and Printmaker

Kyle Hobratschk can tackle many art forms, but at his core, he’s a passionate drawer. His intaglio print designs all begin with lines and arcs, no matter if they’re depicting the New Mexico landscape or historic homes throughout Dallas. He’s become so skilled at the printmaking process that he’s demonstrated his techniques at Nasher Sculpture Center, Meadows Museum, and Dallas Museum of Art. He also leads intaglio and watercolor workshops for both teenagers and adults at Oil and Cotton. 

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