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March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gold Coast Arts School for the Arts presents a one-day Solarplate Printmaking Workshop on Sunday, March 15, 2020, 12-3 p.m. at the Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021.
For teens and adults who are interested in trying a new art technique, this workshop requires no previous experience. During this three-hour workshop, participants will learn a variety of ways to create unique plates and prints. No harsh chemicals or solvents are involved; all you need is light, water, and a bit of imagination. Participants will transfer images with the Solarplate process using a thin steel plate coated with a UV light-sensitive photopolymer.
Solarplate Printmaking is a simple approach and a 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 Solarplate to be an exciting adventure. All one needs is the 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.
Universities and art schools all over the world are using Solarplate as part of their curriculum. The simple, spontaneous approach also makes it faster and more economical for use in professional printmaking workshops and collaborations with artists. Educators are replacing traditional acid techniques with Solarplate due to safety regulations. Being photographic in nature, Solarplate incorporates a broader range of techniques than any other printing medium.
The registration fee for the Solarplate Printmaking Workshop is $75 per person and $70 for members at the School Supporter level. Advanced registration is required. For more information about the workshop, visit www.goldcoastarts.org, or call 516-829-2570. To register, call the Arts Center.