Instructor Kim Spivey

Saturday June 30, 2018
10 AM to 3 PM
JCBA's Book & Paper Lab at Historic Building T6
Class limit: 8

Spit Bite is a painterly way to add tones and values into an etching. With spit bite you paint directly onto a plate with a mordant or acid to etch your plate. Everywhere the plate has been etched will hold ink and subsequently be transferred to a print. Learn how to build up an image using this method. No previous etching experience required.

Tuition Schedule

General Public: $85
FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions: $75
FAU Students: $65


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone. Sending your email will begin the registration process.


One seat in this workshop is available to an FAU student for just the cost of materials ($35) thanks to funds raised in memory of Dorothy Hamilton, who loved JCBA’s monthly Real Mail Fridays letter writing socials. To be considered for this seat, you must be a current FAU student and send an email to jcutrone@fau.edu explaining what it would mean to you to have the opportunity to take this workshop. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted through June 10, 2018.


Kim Spivey is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with an MFA in painting and a BFA in printmaking, and has completed a certificate program in green printmaking in intaglio at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA. Spivey has applied what she learned at Zea Mays to her own studio where she is set up to create without the use of solvents or tar based materials commonly found in traditional printmaking studios. Her work explores the beauty that is found from deep observation, exploring the flux that can be found in the intricate nature of mark making.