A NEW SPIN CDs as Printing Plates
Gamble, Harriet, Arts & Activities
The students in Dave Kaemmings' beginning drawing class at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, had the opportunity to experience a fun and unique printing project that incorporated drypoint etching on old, recycled compact discs.
"The idea for this project was developed by Matt Squibb--my student teacher at the time and now a full-time art teacher at Whitmer," said Dave. "Whitmer doesn't offer printmaking classes because of a concern about the toxicity of conventional oil-based printing inks. We had done a monoprint lesson using a nontoxic, heat-drying paint earlier that was very successful, so we decided to try using this medium to do drypoint prints with our class."
Matt has his bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking and conceived this project while working in his studio. According to Matt, "I had some compact discs laying around that were scratched up and thought that they would make a good drypoint surface. I was attracted to the idea of working in a circular format. When I shared my ideas with Dave, we decided that this would be an …
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Publication information: Article title: A NEW SPIN CDs as Printing Plates. Contributors: Gamble, Harriet - Author. Magazine title: Arts & Activities. Volume: 128. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 2000. Page number: 22. © 2009 Publishers' Development Corporation. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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