Double Delight: Printing Two Photopolymer Plates Together

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Double Delight: Printing Two Photopolymer Plates Together

December 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - December 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Friday-Sunday, December 8-10, 10 AM-5 PM

with Nancy Diessner

Learn to make and print multi-plate photopolymer images!

We’ll be focusing first on the technical process of making high quality, tonally sensitive photopolymer plates and prints, but we won’t be stopping there! Once your plates are made you’ll learn how different colors interact with each other when layered and how adjusting the viscosity of the ink, and removing some ink in key areas, can create very different printed effects. 

Working with two plates gives you unique opportunities for exploring color and space in your multi-plate prints, and experimenting with viscosity and painterly approaches to transform your images in the final prints. Various registration methods will be introduced throughout the workshop to give you the opportunity to discover what method works best for you. 

This workshop is designed for those with some basic photopolymer printmaking experience but can also serve as an introduction to the medium or a refresher for those who haven’t touched the process in a while.

About the Instructor:

Nancy Diessner runs a small printmaking studio, Dog’s Eye Print Studio, that specializes in making and printing photopolymer plates for other artists. She also teaches photopolymer printmaking at studios across the region. Her artist’s books and photopolymer intaglio prints are in several collections, including Yale University, Wellesley College, Reed College, and various private collections.


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December 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am
December 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
(413) 584-1783
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Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Dr.
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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