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Thu 8 & Fri 9 March 2018

Solar Plate Etching with Seraphina Martin

Create a stunning portfolio of vibrant colour etchings in this hands-on two day workshop. 

Immerse yourself in print using a technique called Solar Plate Etching. This is a quick, simple and non-toxic alternative to the traditional etching process. Use the sun and water instead of acids to etch the plate and print it on the etching press with remarkable results. Emphasis will be places on using elements from the Natural World such as skeletal leaves, dried flowers, ferns, natural and organic textures from the garden.  There will be opportunity to explore and combine collage, drawing, found objects and photography. Exciting application of Colour will result in stunning portfolio of prints.  .

Materials fee: $35 per person for 2 x A6 solar plates, some quality 250 gms printmaking paper for up to 8 prints, all etching inks and printing needs, tarlatan gauze, drawing film and substantial class notes, included in the price.

Class fee includes morning tea and lunch
​A deposit of $100 can be paid for this class.  Call the office on 9231 8182



Thu 8 - Fri 9 March, 9.30 am - 4.00 pm


$335, (Foundation & Friends Member) $295


Maiden Theatre
Maiden Theatre,
Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney





Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.