The Sugar Lift Etching process results in finished prints that have the spontaneity of a brush or pen drawing. Over the course of this two-day workshop, we will be using zinc and copper plates to create images with the strong graphic statement possibilities of open-bite and aquatint sugar lift plates. This direct method is a good starting point for exploring the painterly and sculptural qualities of etching. Emphasizing contrast and textural patterns, we will print with colours as well as black and white, and practice the inking and wiping methods that best reveal the rich graphics of the medium. This workshop is being taught by Alain Costaz. The course is limited to 8 students and runs 10-4 each data at our studio at 549 1/2 fisgard. Cost is $225 for members and $245 for non-members. To register, email email@example.com or call 250-382-2186. A $30 deposit is required for registration.