Mezzotint: Maximum Black

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Jan 16 - Feb 13, 2024
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm
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10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6

Mezzotint: Maximum Black
5 Tuesdays  | 6pm – 9pm

January 16 – February 13, 2024

Instructor: Alex Thompson

SNAP members receive a 10% discount
In-person course held at SNAP

In this five week class, prepare to dive head-first into the velvety black tones of mezzotint. With instructor Alex Thompson, students will cover aspects of creating a mezzotint drawing, including plate preparation, tool maintenance, drawing, and printing. Explore the possibilities of working from dark to light, the subtleties of scraping and burnishing, and rich colour techniques, all while learning about studio safety, best practices, and a little print history to boot!

*No prior printmaking experience is required for this course – bring your creativity, enthusiasm, and patience!

Image Credit:
There is a Jungle in my Soul by Evelyn David, part of the SNAP Archive


Course Information

Age Requirements
For SNAP courses we ask that participants are 16 years of age and up. Registrants under the age of 18 require a liability waiver signed by a legal guardian. Please email [email protected] the name and age of any participants under the age of 18 and to obtain the necessary waiver form.

For any participants under the age of 16 who are interested in taking a course at SNAP, please be in touch with [email protected] and we may be able to accommodate if a parent/guardian is present with the under age participant.

SNAP Cancelation Policy
In light of COVID-19 SNAP has adjusted the Education Cancelation Policy to ensure all individuals will remain at home when feeling unwell, this includes staff, instructors, and students. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or are ill you must not come to SNAP, please inform SNAP Staff so we can discuss possible alternatives for your registered program.

If you need to cancel your course registration:
When possible SNAP prefers that individuals give written (email) notice to [email protected] 7 days in advance of the course start date in order to receive a full refund.

Please see our full cancelation policy here:

SNAP Education Health & Safety Procedures

Education Procedures

SNAP has implemented a number of health and safety measures to protect all users:

– Sanitizing and cleaning measures are in place, sanitization supplies are provided throughout the printshop. Staff and instructors will sanitize all common touch surfaces before and after each class session.

– Class sizes have been reduced to allow for physical distancing and to minimize the number of people in the printshop at a time. Renters will not be permitted in common spaces during class times.

– A reduced number of in person classes will be offered and programming will not be run simultaneously.


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