Eco Friendly Etching Workshop

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Eco Friendly Etching Workshop

Learn eco-friendly alternatives to traditional copperplate etching!

By Tasmeem 2022, Radical Futures

When and where

Date and time

March 7, 2022 · 9am - March 8, 2022 · 12pm +03


VCUarts Qatar Room 277 + 268 Doha, Al Rayyan Municipality Qatar

About this event

Two-day in-person workshop by Charlotte Rodenberg (Print Media Faculty at VCUarts Qatar)

  • 7th March & 8th March 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Room 277 & 268
  • Upon Registration Only

A major concern of many contemporary printmakers is the toxicity of existing printmaking materials and processes. The technological advancement of Solarplate Copper Plates provides an eco-friendly alternative to the chemical acids used in traditional copperplate etching. The low toxicity and ease of use make these light-sensitive polymer-coated copper plates ideal for beginning printmakers. This workshop will demonstrate the etching process from start to finish in a prerecorded video. The instructor will present a visual overview of Print Media History and discuss the importance of print as a creative medium. Participants can use photos, photocopy transparency, or hand-drawn images to create their matrix designs before exposing and printing.

Participants are required to bring a digital or printed photo of a person, place, or thing that is special to them. If they prefer, they can also bring an actual object.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only.

About the organizer

The 2022 conference Radical Futures addresses the role of design in shaping the future. Tasmeem Doha 2022: Radical Futures is an inclusive and multi-faceted view of the future, one that not only speculates on technological advancements—but on future threats and changes whether environmental, geographical, cultural, or social. Now more than ever, we must ask pertinent questions, raise critical dialogues, and respond with clarity.

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