Mezzotint Workshop with Resident-Artist Linda Whitney

Mezzotint Workshop with Resident-Artist Linda Whitney

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 for questions about free enrollment.

Monday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM ( Oct 23, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 )
Instructor: Linda Whitney
Members: $ 200.00; Non-Members $ 250.00
Location: Plains Art Museum, Hannaher Print Studio

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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 Governor’s 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.