Photopolymer for Intaglio Course
1 Day Course: 10.30am - 5.30pm
There will be a lunch break from 1.30 -2.30.
Tea and coffee breaks will be provided.
This is an introductory course to the techniques of photopolymer for intaglio. The course has a set structure with practical exercises to learn and try out this medium.
This course will explore light sensitive photopolymer plates, a new fine art printmaking technology. Artists are now using photopolymer plates to produce a wide range of printed imagery. They handle both text and image very well, and are extremely user friendly. A drawing or photograph on transparent film, can be placed on the photopolymer plate and exposed to ultraviolet light.
Introduction to polymer technologies
Preparing and exposing test, then final plates
Inking up and printing plates
Please prepare the following for the course:
Once you have booked the course you will be sent instructions by email on how to prepare your images prior to the course.
Please wear suitable clothing as you will be working with ink and other intaglio print materials. Aprons and all materials are provided.
Wear sturdy and appropriate shoes: e.g., trainers, closed leather shoes or work boots - NOT open-toed sandals, flip-flops or you might be refused entrance to the studio.
Please arrive promptly for courses as time is limited.
We look forward to seeing you.
Print Studio Co-Ordinators:
Darren Van der Merwe and Valentina Biga