Drawn to Print: Impressions of the Louvre

February 10th – March 10th, 2006

During winter break, 2005, twenty-one students and two faculty embarked on a three-week study of the Louvre Museum in Paris.  The group, led by Professor Sandy Wimer, drew the sculpture, the architectural elements, and other spaces found inside and outside the Louvre.

This studio group also made dry point etchings that they printed at L’atelier de l’Orme, a cooperative print shop on the outskirts of Paris. Drypoint, the most immediate etching technique is done using a scribe and scratching the surface of a zinc, copper or plexiglass plate that is then inked and printed.

The images you see below are from this time of study in Paris.