MAY 18, 10-4PM

Contemporary printmaking, in both commercial and fine-art applications, often relies on light-sensitive polymers to transfer artwork to a plate or screen for printing. This workshop will survey current photopolymer materials available for intaglio and relief printing methods. The materials and processes used are much safer and more environmentally friendly than traditional ones.

Students will focus on producing a small edition of their own art using the newer form of Solarplates designed by master printmaker Dan Weldon.  No experience is needed, but some experience with either intaglio (e.g. etching, engraving, drypoint) and/or relief (linocut, woodblock) printmaking will be helpful. We will use water-based inks and non-toxic clean-up materials to print our editions.

DAN MOUER is a retired VCU professor who has pursued photographic printmaking as a hobby since he first discovered his mother’s old darkroom supplies in a root cellar in 1954! Over the years, Dan has expanded his creative repertoire to various forms of traditional printmaking, fiber arts, digital compositing and collage, and mixed-media art. Dan is a Studio Two-Three member and an artist-member of artspace gallery in Richmond. He has exhibited his work in numerous solo, small-group and juried gallery shows.