ETCHING - SCRATCH ART

ETCHING – SCRATCH ART

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Etching, also called scratch art, involves dramatically different methods for adults and children. The traditional form uses a metal plate onto which the artist creates a design through an acid-resisting ground with a special pen. The plate is exposed to an acid bath, which allows the lines to be eaten away to create the design. Once the design is on the plate, the artist places thick ink onto it, which seeps into the lines. After the excess ink is wiped off, the etching is then created through a special press.

This traditional art form can be performed in a variety of methods that don’t include the use of toxic materials, which often contain hazardous vapors. You will learn how to be proficient in non-toxic etching methods that preserve the traditional method through organic means.

Scratch art is also a form that children absolutely love and is appropriate for even the youngest artists. Younger children can learn this method through the application of crayons, oil pastels and acrylic paints that can be scraped away. Older children and teens can learn more traditional forms of etching.

Carmen “Jackie” Almonte Gentry

Born in Santo Domingo, Jackie felt the inclination for drawing and painting at an early age. She enrolled in the
National School of Fine Arts (Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes – ENBA) to study arts.

In 1989 she furthered her studies at the Arts Faculty of the Santo Domingo Autonomous University {Universidad Aut6noma de
Santo Domingo – UASD) where she earned her degree in Graphic and Advertising Design.

In 1999 she embarks in the postgraduate studies course of the National
School of Fine Arts, emphasizing a Specialization in Painting and studies under renowned Professor Angel Hach6, culminating in her graduating in 2001.

ln 2010 she earned her Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts, emphasizing painting, as Cum Laude from the Arts Faculty of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).

ART EXHIBITS

  • 2017 * 1’t Drawing lndividual Exhibit, Voids of the Soul (“Huecos del Alma”) – 5th Centenary HotelGallery.
  • 2OO7 – 1’t Student Drawing Collective Exhibit – Pedro Mir Central Library Autonomous University ofSanto Domingo (UASD).
  • 2006 – Collective Exhibit, This ls Where I Create (“Aquf Me Toc6 Crea/’) – Pedro Mir Central Library,Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).
  • 2O02 – Portrait Collective Exhibit – ln Front of the lmage (“Frente a la lmagen’) – ENBA
  • 2001- Etching Collective Exhibit, New Graphic (“Nueva Grdfica”)- Fine Arts Palace.
  • 2O01- Postgraduate Exhibit – Ruptures – ENBA.
  • 2000 – Travelling Collective Exhibit, 20th Festival of the Caribbean Culture, Cuba-Puerto Rico.
  • 2000 – Collective Exhibit, Africa, Untamed Perceptions (“Africa, Percepciones Cimarronas”) -UNESCO.
  • 1999 – End of the Year Collective Exhibit – ENBA.
  • 1998 – End of the Year Collective Exhibit – ENBA.
  • 1997 – Collective Exhibit, Youth & Students’ Festival- Havana, Cuba.
  • 1997 – 6th Collective Exhibit, Picto-Grupo Minerva – CODIA.

AWARDS

Has been awarded several honorary mentions and awards in different areas of the visual arts:

  • 2OO7 Second Place, Drawing – 1’t Collective Student Drawing Exhibit – Pedro Mir Central
    Library, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).
  • 1999 Recognition for Collaboration at 21st Visual Arts Biennial at the Museum of Modern
    Arts.
  • 1999 Second Place, Natural Painting – ENBA.
  • 1999 Recognition for Highest Grade Point Average at the ENBA.
  • 1999 Honorary Mention, Still Ufe ll- ENBA.
  • 1998 First Place, Applied Arts ll- ENBA.
  • 1998 Honorary Mention, Sculpture ll – ENBA.
  • 1997 Second Place, Lithography – National School of Fine Arts (Escuela Nacional de Bellas
    Artes – ENBA).

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