Workshops Archive

Beginning Photopolymer Printmaking

zmp nwd beg photopolyNancy Diessner
Friday evening 6-9, Saturday & Sunday, 10-5, March 24 – 26, 2017
$300 non-members, $270 members
$40 materials fee includes film, plates, paper, inks

This workshop is an introduction to working with Toyobo Printight plates, a photopolymer plate that is very sensitive to the tonal range in photo-based imagery as well as direct drawing. In fact, the process is so versatile that it can accommodate nearly any type of imagery or visual approach you’re interested in bringing to it. The plates can yield prints with rich, luscious blacks, delicate tones, or lines that sensitively translate the texture of the drawing tool. Through the use of colored inks, multi-plate printing, and chine colle, the plates can also yield beautiful color prints. We’ll be working with photographic imagery that the participant will have the opportunity to alter at many points in the process with digital manipulation, drawing, scratching, or the addition of painterly marks.

The workshop is open to beginners with no printmaking experience as well as experienced printmakers. It can also be used as an introduction or a re-fresher course for those familiar with the process.

$300 + $40 materials fee ‐ Non‐Members

$270 + $40 materials fee ‐ Members