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Students taking this workshop are introduced to both relief printing, where the light in an image is carved into wood or linoleum, and intaglio printing, where the dark lines of an image are incised into a material such as copper.  Students will learn how to prepare plates and work directly into copper, as well as how to etch plates in acid to create lines. Once you create an image on a plate, you will learn techniques for inking and printing on the press. During the final week, you will work on an individual project of your choice such as an artistís book, an edition of finished prints, posters for bands, t-shirts, cards, or anything else you might dream up.


Faculty: Caleb Colpitts

Caleb is a Printmaker, Jeweler and avid draughtsman. Caleb grew up in northern New Hampshire and Vermont where he began practicing printmaking at the age of fourteen. Throughout high school Caleb routinely traveled to Florence Italy to study at Il Bisonte printmaking studios. After high school he moved from the fields and mountains of the Northeast to New York City where he studied and worked at the Art Students League of New York. When he had gotten his fill of the city he moved to Providence, Rhode Island where he got his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Caleb now balances his career as an artist with a teaching position at the Cambridge School of Weston, where he teaches Jewelry, Printmaking and Life Drawing.


The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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