Koichi Yamamoto is an artist who merges the traditional and contemporary by creating unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking, with work ranging from meticulous copper engravings to large-scale monotypes and kites. He studied at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR, then relocated to Krakow, Poland and Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia to learn about copper engravings. He completed his MFA at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has taught at Utah State University and the University of Delaware, and is currently a professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Koichi's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 5 - 9, 2024
9 AM - 5 PM
Intaglio: Visual Fundamentals and Line
Investigate fundamental visual elements in this printmaking course, which include drypoint, engraving, and etching on copper. Understanding the various qualities of lines possible in intaglio is an essential part of building dynamic drawings and compositions. Students experiment with the fast, dynamic, and expressive gestural marks used in drypoint and the slow, precise lines required for engravings and dots. The workshop begins by covering drypoint techniques that are later translated to copper engraving using a burin and etchings. Additionally, the history of etching is introduced, as well as technical demos including chine-collé and à la poupée.