Intaglio Printmaking is the process of transferring an image incised in a plate to paper using ink and a high-pressure rolling press. During the first half of this class, we will turn one of our original drawings/sketches into an intaglio drypoint printing plate. Please bring your drawings sized for a 3 ½” x 5” plate as they will be the perfect fit for our plate size. After a dinner break, we will proof, print, edit, and pull prints the rest of the evening. We will have prints to take home and exchange with our fellow printmakers….no experience required! If you like to draw/doodle, then this class is for you! Students need to bring a drawing/sketch and be ready to have fun. All materials are nontoxic, and will be supplied for you. This class is FREE to our BRMAA members as part of the Creative Expressions Grant Program.
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Pam Beagle-Daresta has been a practicing and teaching artist since graduating from the Ringling College of Art and Design. Her life and experiences as a teacher enrich the art she creates; her artistic practice in turn informs her pedagogical approach. Her multidisciplinary work relishes in discovery, regardless of medium. Individual pieces range from playful and delicate to weighty and complex. Pam’s current series Wanderings and Wonderings features 50 monoprints on handmade paper. She exhibits with several art groups, including the Atlanta Printmakers Studio print exchange, Ex Libres.
In addition to her own practice, Pam is a rostered teaching artist with several state governments and arts institutions, including the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Mississippi Art Commission, the South Carolina Art Commission, the Young Audiences of Atlanta, GA and St. Louis, MO, and the High Museum of Art’s I See Literacy.
Her certifications include Discipline-Based Art Education through the Getty Center, training from Talents Unlimited, and courses in art therapy and Bernstein Artful Learning.