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Solar Plate Etching Workshop (Teens, Adults)

Monday, November 14, 2022
5:00 pm7:30 pm
EEA Campus Carriage House, First Floor, 141 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

with Chris Ann Ambery

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 a 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.

Materials will be provided by instructor.
Materials fee $30

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 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: Materials such as ink, brayers, solarplates, and paper will be provided by instructor however you are welcome to bring your own.
Additional materials you will need to bring:
Apron or smock
Nitrile or latex gloves
Baby wipes
Sketchbook drawing implements
Images to work from


October 24, 31, November 7, & 14, 2022

5:00pm-7:30pm in the Carriage House

Four 2.5 hour classes: $250.00
20% Member Discount: $200.00

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

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