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MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER

250 WEST 40 STREET, 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10018
212-219-8783

THANKS TO FRIENDS OF MGC: 

The Jockey Hollow Foundation  |  The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation | New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Solar plate etching is a versatile and non-toxic medium that produces results akin to the finest etchings. Photopolymer plates can be exposed to a variety of film media: photographic transparencies (traditional darkroom, digital, or photocopy transparency) or images hand drawn on textured acetate, or combinations of both. After exposure, the plates are developed, etched in water, cured and printed on an etching press. 

The course will also cover photo etching onto copper plates coated with PurEtch film. Apart from etching the copper plate in ferric chloride, the method is chemical-free. Photo etching has come a long way from the hazardous chemicals once used. Registration techniques for multi-plate printing will also be demonstrated. No previous experience necessary.

SOLAR PLATE AND PHOTO INTAGLIO

$300.00Price
  • Fridays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    September 21 - October 19 (5 weeks)

    Limited to 8 students

    *Includes 15 hours of open workshop time

  • Anthony Kirk, a master printer, teacher and artist, has for several years collaborated with Wolf Kahn in the printing of his monotypes using textured plates, water based Akua inks and Caran d’Ache water soluble crayons.