Printmaking: Intaglio Drypoint

Class with Kim Van Someren

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00am – 4:00 pm

March 23 & 24, 2019
10 am–4 pm

Drypoint is a rich and experimental form of non-toxic intaglio printmaking. Prints are created using an etching needle on Plexiglas and rubbing ink into the incised lines to offset the image onto paper with the use of an etching press. Textures, tones, lines, and colors are built up in layers and can be printed in both unique forms or small editions. Students will learn image building, wiping and printing, multiple plate printing, and chine collé techniques to produce a body of printed work.

Kim Van Someren is the Instructional Technician in Printmaking, Painting + Drawing and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts at the University of Washington. She holds a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington (2004) and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (2002). She has taught Printmaking at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Arts Center, the Seattle Art Museum, and University of Washington. As a fine artist, Van Someren has exhibited locally and nationally; her work is included in several collections including the New York Public Library, the University of Iowa, the University of Washington, and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Van Someren is represented by Bridge Productions, Seattle, Washington.

Kim Van Someren. Pickup Sticks House, 2014. Drypoint. Image courtesy of artist.


Advance registration required. Due two weeks before the first day of course or class. To ensure registration, submit completed form and full payment. Space is limited. Registration confirmed by email or mailed receipt.

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Classes have additional fees for art supplies. Download the supply list for this class.


Continuing education credits and clock hours are available to educators through Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Payments for fees are paid directly to SPU online. Students will receive a link to register via email one week before the first day of class. The cost for Studio Class credits is $50 for 1 credit, $20 for 10 clock hours. Courses taken for credit or clock hours through SPU may not be repeated.