When, Where, and
Who to Contact

Meetings start at 7:30 pm
generally on Thursdays

This activity is open only to members

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
No December Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019
(NECCC Color circuit presented)
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019
(NECCC B&W circuit presented) Thursday, May 16, 2019

Chairman: Peter Miller

Questions regarding the
Print Group:

Image copyright Peter Miller

Image copyright Peter Miller





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Print Group

(available to members only)

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 participates in two NECCC Print Circuits in color and black & white. The Color Print Circuit date is March 7. The Black & White Print Circuit will be presented on the May 16 Print Group night.

Come down and check us out.

Peter Miller

Both images copyright Elaine Donovan