Solarplate Workshop - Etching without Acid!

From March 09, 6:00 pm until March 09, 7:30 pm

At Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative 243 North 5th Street #140, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

Note: Attendance for this workshop has reached capacity.  If you would like to be placed on a Wait List in case there is a cancellation, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Two Session Workshop:
Session One: Thursday, March 9, 2017; 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Session Two: Saturday, March 11, 2017; 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Total cost for both sessions: $95 includes all materials.
Class is limited to 6 persons.

Instructor: Anne Cushman

Explore the versatile, contemporary printmaking process of solarplate printing. This non-toxic method of plate-making uses solar energy (UV light) and ordinary tap water to develop an image for an etching or photo-etching. No acid is used! The new, recently reformulated solarplates will be used. Starting with a drawing or photograph, the results can be wonderful, varied and lead to creating a limited edition.

This two session workshop is fine for both beginners and experienced printmakers. Session One is a demo and learning the process; Session Two is creating the plate and printing your image multiple times. You bring the creative spark and an apron or smock; and we provide the materials.

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  • Edward Liu
  • Sharon Iseringhausen
  • Claudia Retter
  • Alejandra Esson
  • Gregg Montgomery
  • Carolyn Prince
2017-03-09 18:00:00
2017-03-09 19:30:00

One to One Instruction

A new educational printmaking opportunity is available at the cooperative, the option of working ONE to ONE with one of our members.

  • Choose the print method you wish to explore and your instructor.
  • Design a course with your instructor (short term or long term sessions)
  • Schedule studio time at your mutual convenience
  • Proceed to learn at your own pace
  • Acquire the skills to work independently

Minimum fee of $50 for 2 hours.

Additional fees to be determined after a discussion of your goals.

You have several printmaking methods from which to choose!

  1. Intaglio etching
  2. Monotype
  3. Solarplate etching
  4. Relief printing (linoleum or woodcut)
  5. Collograph

Interested? Contact us at for further discussion.

Course Catalog

The following courses are our current options for workshops led by our membership and invited guest artists.  Other special workshops are offered periodically.  Any course can be scheduled by a group or by an individual interested in learning more about printmaking or expanding their printmaking skills.  Fees vary.  To inquire about scheduling a class, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 614-444-2473.