7 / 21 / 18 Solarplates with Ron Garrett

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7 / 21 / 18 Solarplates with Ron Garrett

150.00

Saturday, July 21st
10am - 4pm (with break for lunch)

SOLARPLATE is a simple approach and safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. SOLARPLATE has a light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing for artists to produce fine prints. All one needs is inspiration, a graphic image created on a transparent film (acetate or glass), sun or UV light, tap water, and the process is ready to begin.

Both positives and negatives ways of working can be utilized to create exciting images with either intaglio or relief printing techniques. The final plate is inked by hand and printed on an etching press. Solarplate may also be combined with other traditional techniques, such as Chine colle, collagraph, monotype, or even collage.

So bring photographs, sketches, or any images to get yourself started. The workshop will be fast paced and each participant should leave with a solarplate etching and numerous prints pulled in studio.

Instructor: Ron Garrett
http://ragapress.com/

In addition to being an artist and founder of Raga Press, Ron Garrett has been an art instructor in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and design for a variety of audiences over the last 13 years. Ron Garrett earned his MFA in printmaking from Kent State University and is excited about making
art and sharing this passion with a broader community that wants to embrace it.

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