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Printmaking Course: Solarplate Etching (Adults)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
10:00 am1:00 pm
EEA Carriage House, 133 E. Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

Printmaking Course: Solarplate Etching Workshop with Chris Ann Ambery
4 Class Course

Learn the incredibly versatile and environmentally friendly method of printmaking called Solarplate etching. Beginner and seasoned artists alike will enjoy exploring this exciting, non-toxic medium. Solarplate etching utilizes a thin steel plate that is coated with a UV light sensitive photopolymer. All that is needed to create the plate is sunlight, water, and your imagination! No harsh chemicals or solvents involved. This method works well for photography as well as drawing. Artists will explore various materials and learn a variety of ways to create unique plates and prints. 
PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you would like to work with photography, please convert images to black and white then print them onto a transparency. The image size should be 6” x 8” or slightly larger. You can have them printed at Staples or you can print them on a home printer. Be sure to use the transparency that is appropriate for your printer (Do not use Pictorico).
MATERIALS: Printmaking materials will be provided at an additional fee. You are also welcome to bring your own.
Additional materials you will need:
- Apron or Smock
- Nitrile Gloves
- Moistened wipes, such as babywipes
- Sketchbook and drawing implements
- Watercolor paint brushes
- Images to work from

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
September 15, 22, 29 & October 6, 2021

4 Class Course
Cost per Course:
Member - $240.00
Non-member - $288.00

Materials fee: $30

“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” ~ Anni Albers

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