The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Nontoxic Salt Water Electroetching for printmakers, artists and hobbyists

WHAT: Nontoxic Salt Water Electroetching for printmakers, artists and hobbyists
WHERE: Online (Virtual Workshop)
WHEN: 1/19, 1/21, 1/26 + 1/28. 6:00 PM 

This will be the first of many classes that will be taught virtually at The Rust Temple School in Easthampton.

Learn to be proficient in one of the cheapest, safest, easiest ways to etch different metals for art, signage, sculpture and printmaking.

From gathering materials and tools, to creating a finished piece that's ready to print, sell and or display, this workshop series will provide comprehensive instruction on how to etch different metals using salt water electro etching,

This series will also cover etching hardened steel to make custom metal punches, etching 3D objects and etching digital designs.

Start the new year with a new skill relevant to artists, metalworkers, printmakers and hobbyists alike.

$50 buys you access to all 4 live virtual classes.

$80 includes all 4 classes along with all the materials you need to get started sent to your address (power supply, ready to etch steel plates, pure salt, etching tank and sand paper)

The deadline for buying a class with materials is 12/23
and the deadline for signing up for classes is 1/15

Classes start on January 19th and will be taught at 6pm EST on

1/19, 1/21, 1/26, 1/28

Classes will be taught by local Hampshire College alum, electronics educator and artist, Wouter Schievink.

Email for any inquiries, access to the syllabus or if you are interested in taking the class.

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