Image Transfer Workshop

Saturday, June 22 - 10:00 AM

We invite you to join Second Street Gallery and Charlottesville artist Sharon Shapiro on Saturday, June 22 from 10-11:30AM, as she teaches us how to artistically transfer images using acetone and laser-printed photocopies. Shapiro often embeds imagery into her work to explore issues of femininity, culture, and nostalgia. During this workshop, we will learn how to combine and layer photocopies with found print materials (magazines, books, photos, scrapbook paper, etc.) to create surprising new juxtapositions within our compositions.  

Guests will have access to all the necessary materials to learn this technique, including an assortment of transfer-ready images and patterns. You are also welcome to bring inspirational imagery from your personal archive to include in your collage or share with others. Just remember that any transfer items must be laser printed; unfortunately, inkjet copies will not work for this process. You may need to visit an office supply store or copy center to ensure your items from home are suitable. You may also email image files to the gallery no later than 12PM on Friday, June 21, and we can print them for you. Please limit your selection to 5 images.

NOTE: Acetone will be used in this workshop. Be sure to consider any sensitivities or health concerns before registering.

The workshop is available at $15 SSG members / $20 non-members. This fee covers workshop instruction and access to all workshop materials for the activity.

Capacity is limited to 25 attendees; secure your spot now and register through this link HERE.


115 Second St SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


Second Street Gallery

Date / Time

Saturday, June 22, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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