Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Jennifer Melby Master Printer Series – Copperplate Intaglio and Monoprinting July 8 to July 13, 2018 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-Noon Discipline: Printmaking OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

This workshop is part of Creative Nonfiction Week.

A week-long exploration working in intaglio to create multi color prints from one copper plate, combining traditional etching process with a la poupee inking, mono printing, chine colle, with the option of using a woodblock as a second plate/matrix. Artists can also work on copper plates using all intaglio techniques to print small editions and/or unique prints. Experimenting with new techniques and familiar ones you will complete an inspiring suite of prints. As this workshop is part of a week focused on creative non-fiction writing, there is an opportunity to consider and explore ideas that relate to narrative, portraits, and identity.

Ten sheets of white BFK Rives (22 x30 inches) will be provided as part of the materials fee. Additional sheets may be purchased from the Work Center at $5 per sheet.


Jennifer Melby has been a master printer and publisher of intaglio editions for more than 30 years. In her studio in Brooklyn she has collaborated with many well known artists whose prints are in contemporary print collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.  She has taught printmaking at Pratt Institute, Yale University and Cooper Union.