All Levels
June 15–16 from 10am–4pm

Instructor: Robynn Smith

Robynn is an internationally exhibiting artist from the San Francisco Bay area. She is the founder of the worldwide printmaking celebration Print Day in May, and Blue Mouse Studios in Aptos, California. She is Professor Emeritus at Monterey Peninsula College.

Solarplates are photosensitive plates that can be printed intaglio or relief. They can be exposed in natural sunlight or with artificial UV light. They are developed in water. Alone or combined with other printmaking techniques, they create prints of depth and beauty. Drawn, collaged and photographic imagery, both representational and abstract, work beautifully with these plates. In this workshop we will explore intaglio and relief inking and printing in a non-toxic environment. All levels of printmaking experience welcome.

Cost: 42.000 kr includes most materials. Additional paper & plates will be available for purchase. Workshop participation is limited. Register early to ensure your spot!

Send an email to with “Solarplate” in the subject line to register.


Saturday June 22nd, 2019 from 10am to 4pm

Anna Niskanen Hover, float-2
In the workshop we will take a look into the history of light sensitive processes and use of cyanotype, as well as create photograms and photographs using the cyanotype process. All materials are included in the fee. If the weather permits we will create some of the prints outside in sunlight.


4-8 participants

TO ENROLL: email

No previous experience is needed, but for more experienced cyanotype printmakers, a tutorial of how to bleach and tone a print will be arranged. Please mention this in your email.

If you wish to create photographs from digital or analogue monotone (black and white) images, please send up to three files no later than June 20th.

Anna Niskanen is a Helsinki based visual artist currently at residence at SÍM. She graduated from Aalto University with a master’s degree in photography in 2017, and has since then exhibited in Finland, Iceland and Russia. Niskanen works with various kinds of photo-based printmaking techniques on paper, fabric and for example clay.

Pictured: Anna Niskanen: Hight Tide, 2017. Cyanotype on paper, 40x50cm


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