Introduction to Photopolymer Printmaking with Prue MacDougall

1 day course: Sunday 26th May 2019- 10am – 4.00pm
Location: Pātaka Education Classroom
Cost of Workshop $60

Photopolymer plate describes the process of printing from a light sensitive plate that has been exposed to sunlight or an artificial source of UV light. The plate is then developed in tap water. The technique offers a range of possibilities in image making whereby the effects of traditional methods of etching, relief and lithography can be achieved from a single type of plate. It offers fine detail and a wide tonal range using photographic imagery, hand drawn originals and the direct use of found material. The technique is very easy to learn but as this is a day course some experience of printmaking would be an advantage.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to preparing plates
  • Preparing acetates and positives for exposure
  • Exposing and developing test plates
  • Printing test plates
  • Correct exposure of plate
  • Correct storage and care of plates and prints

Bookings are essential as places are limited to 10

To book phone Pātaka: +64 4 237 1511

Payment will confirm your place.

Payment can be made at Pātaka or by credit card over the phone.

Pātaka reserves the right to cancel the workshop if we don’t have enough participants. We’ll let you know by email a few days before the start date and we will refund the course costs.

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