Solarplate Etching

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

$108 if you mention PrintAustin when registering

February 3, 2018

February 3, 2018

The Contemporary Austin

Event Description

Learn to expose, develop, and print using solarplate: a simple, safe, and fast approach to traditional etching that does not require the use of grounds, acids, or solvents. The etching is exposed with UV light and developed with ordinary tap water. Practice direct drawing and photographic and digital approaches to creating images. View demos of inking, wiping, and paper preparation. Instructor: Francine Mastrangelo

This is a weekend workshop, both Saturday and Sunday. Time on Sunday is 12-4pm


3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703


About the Organizer/Venue

The Contemporary Austin Art School is located on the 12-acre Lake Austin site of historic Laguna Gloria, a natural setting conducive to the creation of art. Our studios have direct access to the out-of-doors, and we encourage you to explore the grounds while working on class projects. Our goal is to foster your creativity, enhance your visual awareness, and improve your technical skills in your chosen medium. Our small classes increase your interactions with our credentialed and talented faculty members.
Having recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary, The Art School continues to strive to maintain the highest standards of educational excellence, offering you the added bonus of experiencing changing exhibitions at two locations.  

Museum membership at certain levels gives you tuition discounts, preferential registration, invitations to openings, and other benefits. There are so many ways to enjoy The Art School and our campus at the beautiful Laguna Gloria, so whether you are a beginning student, a serious amateur, or a returning artist, we invite you to enroll. 

We have classes for ages four through adult.

  • Adult Classes: Weekdays, Evenings, and Weekends 
  • Kids' Classes: Saturdays and Sundays, and Week-long Camps in the Summer
  • Classes in painting, drawing, wheel throwing (pottery), photography, Photoshop, collage, mosaics, watercolor, pastels, jewelry, glass, metal, and more!
  • Classes start at various dates during the semester and registration is ongoing.
  • Visit our website for more information

How to Register?

Register at or call 512-323-6380. (To receive the PrintAustin discount, please call to register.)


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