Code: R0303-21

    • O

      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Experimental Etching on Copper: texture & surface

Jun 21 - 25, 2021



Embark upon an exploration of textures, surface treatments and resists for etching on copper. Discover experimental pattern, mark-making and effects that can only be achieved through the material process of etching. During this exciting intaglio workshop students examine the possibilities and limitations of aquatint techniques, chine collé and other traditional printmaking techniques. Students also find ways to manipulate the surface of their prints through non-traditional methods and processes, coming away with innovative new ideas and imagery.


Etching on copper, aquatint, chine collé, experimental processes


Ben Beres

Ben Beres works in sculpture, glass art, street performance, public art and printmaking. One-third of SuttonBeresCuller—a collaborative trio fabricating experimental guerrilla art to high-end commercial work—Ben likes to play with what art is and can be. He is a professor of printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts.

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Ben Beres, My Ship is Sailing

Tuition: $995.00
Studio Fee: $100.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

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Registration Information


Discover the exciting possibilities of this historically rooted medium. Our Printmaking program fosters a supportive studio atmosphere where artists of all levels have the freedom to experiment and learn new techniques. Summer 2021 print workshops, taught by accomplished artists and educators, offer a fresh take on the medium, mixing traditional processes with experimental attitudes.

Anderson Ranch’s Patton Printmaking Studio is clean, spacious, and outfitted with a variety of presses and equipment to accommodate screen printing, relief, intaglio, monoprinting, bookmaking, mokuhanga and lithography. Students have access to individual work tables, wall space, palettes, rags, hand tools, power tools, computers with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities.

At Anderson Ranch, the process of printmaking honors tradition, innovation, community and collaboration. We invite you to explore, experiment and expand your visual expression in this captivating environment.

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.





X-Acto knife and extra blades


3 – 5 Sheets of Rives BFK 22x30”, 250 gsm


1 sheet Kitakata rice paper


One 18 gauge copper plate 9 x 12”


Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings for Summer 2021. We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

Housing is very limited and includes private lodging only. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.

COVID-19 Safety Plan At-a-Glance

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Face Covering
Daily Wellness Checks

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Physical Distancing
Dedicated Studio Space

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Reduced Workshop Size
Individual Art Supplies

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Hand Washing Stations
Open Doors & Windows
Rigorous Cleaning Schedule

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