An In-Studio Workshop with Visiting Artist!


Interested in learning more about non-toxic etching techniques? David Mohallatee, an expert in the field, will show you how to use aluminum etching plates and a safer salt-based mordant to create beautiful tones and marks. In addition, you'll learn how to use rubber-based lift grounds and stop-outs, acrylic-based hard grounds, and aquatinting techniques to create a range of value. Instruction on drypoint, multi-liner tools, use of roulettes, and non-conventional tools will be covered early on, and dremel tools and alternative techniques will be emphasized in the latter part of the workshop. One great thing about the materials used in the workshop is that they can be easily purchased at hardware, grocery, or local general stores.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Some etching experience is required.


Registration closes July 28, 2021 to allow time for students to gather their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.

Please Note: (As of May 25, 2021)—While we are encouraged by the numbers reported locally and nationally, Pyramid is committed to the health of our artists and visitors. At this time, we are choosing to be more conservative than the local ordinances. We have increased our studio capacity numbers in some areas but will continue to operate the building at a reduced capacity and require mask wearing in all public spaces. Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.


Featured images by Dave Mohallatee

Salt Etching; Aug 7-8; 10am-5pm

    • Date and Time: 2-day workshop: Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 10am-5pm IN-STUDIO at Pyramid Atlantic 
    • Instructor: Dave Mohallatee
      David Mohallatee, a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, received his MFA in 1990 from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his Tamarind Master Printer certification in 1996 at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and is currently on faculty at Eastern Kentucky University holding the rank of Foundation Professor.  Prior to his appointment he served as the Printer–in–Residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO; Studio Assistant at the Penland School of Craft, Corridor Press, Vinalhaven Press and the Fabric Workshop.  Has lectured as a visiting artist at Universidad Central - Quito, Ecuador; Ball State University and the University of Kentucky. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, appeared in several publications and a number of public and private collections. 
    • Materials: Registration includes a $20 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including paper, ink, and plates. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:
      • Personal apron
      • Clean Bath towel (for paper blotting)

      • (optional) Any additional print paper you want to try printing on

      • (optional) Pen and notepad for note taking