Does toiling for darkness excite you? Do you wish to create evocative and nuanced images out of blackness? Working in the ïdark mannerÍ or ïmaniere noireÍ might be for you. Mezzotint is a reductive intaglio print process. By creating a field of burrs and pits through rocking the plate, it allows a full range of tones and subtilties and is renowned for its rich, velvety blacks. In this course you will learn plate preparation and the process of the rocker, the use of the scraper and burnisher, and printing the plate.