Sunday, December 28, 2008

Solar Etching


On January 24th 2009 CorkStop Studios offers a Solar Etching workshop.

Solarplate etching offers a non-toxic approach to plate making using just tap water and the sun. Learn how to transform original drawings, photocopies, digital images and photographs into high quality, finished prints. Create both relief and intaglio plates.

This workshop is a 'hands on' experience. First you produce an image on a transparent acetate, or piece of glass using liquid opaque paint or ink, pens and/or a printed digital image.

Your artwork is then exposed in the sun to a light sensitive metal plate (solarplate).

Inking up the plate and pulling the first proof print is probably the most exciting part of this process. Participants will create 2 pieces of artwork, using 2 plates and pull 2 prints from each plate.

Date: January 24, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Workshop fee: $95
Materials fee: $45
Reservations: Payment in full is required to reserve your space in this workshop. Mail a check to Carol Paquet, CorkStop Studios, 1250 Judith Lane, Arroyo Grande. CA 93420
Write workshop title on your check, along with your email address.
Enrollment: limited to 10 participants
Instructors: Anne Stahl | Carol Paquet

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