Printmaking with Solarplate is a simple approach and safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. Solarplate is a prepared, light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing for artists to produce fine prints. Since Dan Welden's development of the process in the 1970s, printmakers, painters, photographers and art teachers interested in multiple impressions have found printmaking with Solarplates an exciting adventure. All one needs is inspiration, a graphic image created on a transparent film (acetate or glass), sun or UV light and ordinary tap water, and the process is ready to begin. Both positives and negatives can be utilized; intaglio and relief printing techniques can be applied.
In this two-day workshop, Barbara Mason will teach participants how to prepare and expose images, develop Solarplates and print their prepared plates with an etching press.
Advanced registration required.