Jeffrey will teach Photopolymer Plate (Solar Plates) and Chine-Colle.  Photopolymer Plate (Solar Plates), drypoint and Chine-Colle printmaking is a non-toxic approach towards making and printing intaglio and relief plates. The class will explore both photo-based images and non-photo based images such as drawings to produce plates using an exposure unit or direct sunlight. Participants will use Akua water based intaglio inks to print the plates onto paper. The class will also explore multi-plate printing and chine colle processes to further develop prints. While technical information will be presented over the three days, the class focus is developing and expanding upon your own imagery. Each day will begin with drawing exercises that may inform artist’s work. Beginners welcome and materials will be included in the workshop cost.

March 11-13, 2022



Jeffrey Hirst has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Europe since 1990 and has his MFA from Louisiana State University and BFA from the University of Minnesota. His work has been showcased at national and international venues including the Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Holter Museum, Helen, Montana; Addington Gallery, Chicago, McKinney Contemporary, Dallas, McLean Project for the Art, McLean, VA, and Bienal do Douro, Portugal. Hirst has been a visiting artist at universities around the United States conducting painting and printmaking workshops and has taught workshops at NCSW-Bennington College in VT, Arrowmont School for the Arts in TN, Truro Center for the Arts in MA, Cullowhee Mountain Arts in NC, and has been an annual presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in MA.