Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates/Solarplate describes the process of printing with light-sensitive plates that have been exposed to sunlight or an artificial source of UV light and then developed in tap water. The surface of the plate offers fine detail and a wide tonal range using photographic imagery, hand-drawn originals and the direct use of found material. During the two-day workshop participants will learn how to make solar plates suitable for relief, blind emboss and intaglio printing. Participants will expose plates using sunlight or natural daylight, weather permitting. Some preparation of artwork will be useful before the start of the workshop and further information will be supplied.
This course is suitable for beginners and for those with experience of printmaking. Susie studied fine art printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and Camberwell College of the Arts. She is an established artist and experienced tutor. In the last five years Susie has worked extensively with photopolymer plates, and we are excited to have her here to share her knowledge with us!
All course prices include basic materials.
If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a full refund in the form of a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.