Photo-Plate Lithography – June


Photo-Plate Lithography – June

Day course
Saturday 15th June 2019
10am – 5pm

3 in stock


Spend a day learning photo-plate lithography in our specially equipped workshops. Photo-plate lithography can produce prints with remarkable subtle tonal detail. It can be used a process by itself, or combined with other printmaking techniques, and is a quicker alternative to traditional stone lithography, (for those of you whose time is limited and want speedier results).

This course will have an experimental approach to image-making, with an emphasis on generating images by hand through drawing,  painting and mark-making onto transparent film. (Although you can bring photographic imagery to work with as well if you wish).  Images will then be transferred onto light-sensitive lithographic plates by exposing them to UV light, and the plates are then developed, and printed on our etching press. Participants can expect to produce 2 – 3 plates during the day, making multiple prints of each to take home, and printing in colour if time permits.

The aim of this course is to show participants how to use the photo-litho process to create original, hand-made prints, as supposed to exact reproductions of existing images.

Your tutor

Kate Desforges is an artist and printmaker based in Leeds. She makes, exhibits and sells limited edition, handmade original contemporary prints and artist books. In 2013 she completed a year long post graduate lithography internship at Leicester Print Workshop, and she is also Studio Co-ordinator and Technician here at WYPW.

Experience level

No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher. This is also a great course for those with an established printmaking practice who want to introduce new techniques into their work.

What’s included?

All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.

What’s next?

After attending this course you will be well equipped to join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here:

Small print

Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).

We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.

We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.

If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.

Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.

Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavor to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.


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