About DGA

Discover Graphics Atelier, located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the world renowned art center established at the former U.S. Naval Torpedo Station in Alexandria, VA. DGA has offered printmaking courses and workshops since 1983 providing facilities in which advanced students and proven printmakers can pursue their art in a supportive environment. Incorporated as a 501(C) 3 non-profit educational institution, DGA is the brainchild of two experienced printmakers and teachers, Penny Barringer and Allen Kaneshiro.
Drawing on their experience at the National Museum of American Art and on the generosity of friends, they opened the printshop in the Torpedo Factory in 1983. Since then numerous printmakers in various media have used it as their choice of studio.
Regular instruction has been offered in stone and plate lithography, in relief printmaking, in collograph, in monotype, and in the multiple possibilities offered by the whole range of etching and intaglio techniques.