When, Where, and
Who to Contact
Meetings start at 7:30 pm
generally on Thursdays
This activity is open only to members
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
(NECCC B&W circuit presented)
No December Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Chairman: Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, HonNEC
The Print Group is an informal group of printmakers that meets on an off night during the Association season. This activity is limited to members of the Association. Our goal is to help all of us become better printmakers. All skill levels are welcome as are prints from any source. On most months each attendee may bring up to five prints for comment. On those months in which we do a special topic session each member may bring one or two prints for comment if time permits and the group is willing to stay.
We recommend 7 x 10 or larger to help the other members see them more easily, but any print size is allowed. The member (aka “next volunteer”) stands up before the group and presents their prints. Generally a member will describe what they were trying to accomplish with that print and what, if any, difficulties they may be looking for help with. Many participants chose to bring prints that they are working on for monthly competition.
The primary feedback from the group members is in the form of comments on whether they feel the maker achieved their goal in making the print, whether the image is effective, how to improve the image, and on any item(s) that the maker has asked for help with. We will cover techniques using primarily Photoshop and Elements, but will also try to help with Lightroom, wet darkroom, or other print related questions. Some of the topics often touched on during the discussions include: composition, matting, paper choices, and more. The discussion is intended to be informal. There is no scoring involved.
The maker can also ask the group about specific problems or questions they have relating to the image itself or in the making of the print. Feedback from the group is informal and geared to let the maker know what works with an image and where group members feel it might be improved. Where relevant, we try to provide tips on the use of image editing software and answer technical questions on print making.
GLPA participated in two NECCC Print Circuits for the 2016-2017 year in black & white and color. The Black & White Print Circuit will be presented on the November 17 Print Group night. The Color Print Circuit date is yet to be determined.
Come down and check us out.
Rick Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, HonNEC