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  • CREATE Center for the Arts 73446 California 111 Palm Desert, CA, 92260 United States (map)

Intaglio (in-TAL-ee-oh) is the family of printing and printmaking techniques in which the image is incised into a surface and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. It is the direct opposite of a relief print. Among intaglio techniques are engravingetchingdry pointaquatint, and mezzotint.

Workshops will be led by Joshua Tree artist, Kyle Simon.  Participants will be shown examples of different intaglio techniques, with the first class focusing primarily on the technique known as dry point — the most direct process.

Each participant will be given a prepared plate and a tool used for scraping his or her image into the plate. They will then be given directions on inking up the plate/pushing the ink into their scratched lines and then printing their image onto paper through an etching press. Subsequent workshops will explore some of the other techniques used in Intaglio printmaking. 

$40. Workshop fee.  Includes Plates/ink/ and tools, and prepared paper.

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Kyle Simon has been a master printer for the last 20 years. Most notably working at Pace Prints for the last 12 years in New York where he collaborated with hundreds of contemporary artists, such as James Turrell, Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Shepherd Fairey and Mathew Barney.

Simon moved to Joshua Tree in 2015 to pursue his own artistic interests where he has since been focused on creating a series of telescopes that alter ones perception of the instrument and allow viewers to experience the cosmos in wholly new and unfounded ways.

Earlier Event: November 8
PAINTING with Valentina
Later Event: November 9