Intaglio is among the richest artistic processes for drawing and generating expressive markmaking. The course will focus on the basic intaglio techniques of copper plate preparation, application of grounds, biting of plates using acids, rosin resists, printing of etched plates and paper handling. Themes in the class will reflect the students individual interest, sketchbooks and photography will be used as source material. Throughout the intaglio process imagery will be explored, re-worked, manipulated and editioned. Contemporary and historic applications of intaglio will serve as reference and inspiration. Projects may also include the techniques of drypoint, monotype, color printing and hand drawn/painted elements.