Mezzotint: Online Demonstration Session

Sean Caulfield //

$48 non-member
SNAP members receive a 10% discount when signed in at registration



Ever wondered how printmakers achieve rich velvet blacks in their intaglio prints? Now is your chance to learn about mezzotint from a master of the medium! Join SNAP’s online interactive demonstration to learn about this intaglio process and see it from start to finish. Follow along as Artist Sean Caulfield demonstrates how to rock the plate by hand to roughen the surface and watch as he shows his drawing process and techniques to smooth areas to achieve full tones of grey and white. Afterwards see the finished image as he inks, wipes, and prints using SNAP’s intaglio presses. There will be an opportunity to discuss your own idea or image plans so you can have your questions answered about how best to proceed with your own future mezzotints. Discussion will also include material and technical insights so registrants can source mezzotint rockers and intaglio tools as well as how to build your own rocker handle. This one evening demonstration session will allow you to explore the possibilities of mezzotint and give a good introduction to the process for further exploration at home or through booking a one-to-one in person session.

*No experience is necessary, this class is recommended for beginner and intermediate artists. All ability levels are encouraged to register. 

Note: All online sessions will be recorded to capture the demonstration and will be sent to registered participants so they can view and rewatch at their leisure after the session.

Supply Information: Online demonstration courses do not include any supplies as registrants will not be required to have or use supplies during the live demonstration, but rather watch and learn. A supply list will be sent shortly after registration to be used by anyone who wishes to gather and source their own materials to try the technique and process learned at their own leisure and pace. 

Scholarship Program
If financial barriers are holding you back from taking this course, we invite you to apply for a scholarship. Learn more about this program here:

Cancellation Policy
In light of COVID-19 SNAP has adjusted the Education Cancelation Policy. You can read it here:

Image: Sean Caulfield

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Jan 28 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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