Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Betsey Garand Drypoint & Criblé: Scribing & Hammering a Hand-Pulled Print July 21 to July 26, 2019 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Printmaking OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

This workshop is part of our Master Printer Series.

This course will explore the 15th century non-acid techniques of drypoint and criblé, creating a remarkably broad range of possibilities for a printed image. Drypoint is a direct method of creating a print by incising into the metal plate with a scribe, it is the perfect segue from drawing. Criblé is a little known technique of hammering indentations into a metal plate with a variety of shaped punches and tools. Students will be taught how to use these techniques and professionally wipe, register and print their plates. Other intaglio techniques of monoprint and à la poupée will be demonstrated to uniquely alter their prints with value and a range color. Students will be encouraged to explore imagery of interest to create dynamic prints ranging from the bold to delicate, producing a body of work to be proud of.

Ten sheets of white BFK Rives (22×30 inches) will be provided as part of the materials fee. Additional sheets may be purchased from the Work Center at $5 per sheet.


Betsey Garand, an artist printmaker, is included in numerous public collections including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts Hammer Museum, Boston Public Library and the Sado Woodcut Print Village Museum, Japan.  She received an MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art and is presently senior resident artist, head of printmaking at Amherst College. Other teaching includes Princeton University, Parsons The New School for Design & American University, Italy.