Fairfield University offers printmaking course

Fairfield University invites the public to Introduction to Printmaking: Etching and Drypoint, a new enrichment course offered during the spring semester.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of two printmaking techniques. They will also have opportunities to attend guest lectures and participate in gallery visits to better understand this art form.

This course has been designed to complement “In the Wake of the Butterfly: James McNeill Whistler and His Circle in Venice” and “Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940,” two  exhibitions that will be on view at Fairfield University from Jan. 23 until April 4, 2014, in the Bellarmine Museum of Art and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, respectively.

Led by Jo Yarrington, professor of studio art and a professional artist, the course will meet for six Thursday evenings (5 to 7:30 p.m.) between Jan. 30 and March 13. Optional activities include at least one museum or gallery visit and a public lecture with Dr. Eric Denker, senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, who will deliver “American Artists in early 20th-Century Venice” in Bellarmine Hall’s Diffley Board Room  on Feb. 25, at 5 p.m.

Through live demonstrations and lectures, students will expand their knowledge of the historical and technical aspects of printmaking and learn how to make their own etchings and drypoints. There are no tests or grades involved in this enrichment course.

Cost is $395 per person (includes materials but not optional museum/gallery visit). Space is limited to 15 participants. To register, call Fairfield University Registrar’s Office after Dec. 2, at 203-254-4288), quoting course number CRN# 32379.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Hastings at [email protected] or 203-254-4000 ext. 2688.

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