Spend the week working at NDSU/PEARS alongside internationally recognized Valley City (ND) mezzotint artist Linda Whitney. Mezzotint comes from the Italian mezzo (“half”) and tinta (“tone”), meaning creating halftones. In this unique non-acid intaglio technique, the copper plate is worked in reverse, from dark tones to light. Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare, create, and ink a mezzotint. Each participant will print an edition.
Free for Native American artists and NDSU printmaking students. Please contact Laura Youngbird firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about free enrollment.
In 1994 Whitney was hired at Valley City State
University as an assistant professor of art and chair of the art department. She spent twenty
years teaching printmaking, painting, art history, art theory, drawing, design, and numerous
other courses while also involved in other university committees and initiatives. In 1999 she was
given the North Dakota Governors Award for the Arts for her work with children and the arts. In
2002 she was awarded North Dakota Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant to research
mezzotint printmaking. In 2014 she retired professor emeritus to her studio home where she
has an etching press in her living room and spends her time making mezzotints, playing with her
dogs and gardening. She has three wonderful children, five beautiful granddaughters, and as
of January 2017 one super cute great-granddaughter.