Introduction to Photopolymer

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Introduction to Photopolymer

October 26 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm


Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27, 10 AM – 5 PM

with Margo Temple

Photopolymer intaglio prints are not just about photographs! Although this introductory workshop will focus on the technical process of making high quality, tonally sensitive photopolymer plates and prints, we will also have a chance to explore some of the technique’s versatility. This process is so versatile that it can accommodate nearly any type of imagery, yielding prints with beautiful, rich blacks, delicate tones, and sensitively translated textures.

In this 2-day workshop, students will learn how to create and print a Toyobo Printight plate using their own photo-based digital imagery. The first day will be learning how to create a film positive in Photoshop, and how to make and print a polymer plate. Bring a sense of adventure to day two! Time will be spent creating a second plate using either a new digital image or by experimenting with altering the original image digitally or by hand.

All levels of printmaking experience are welcome! This course can also be used as a refresher.

About the Instructor

Margo is originally from the Chicago area and relocated to Western Massachusetts in 2009. She graduated from Bucknell University in 1991 and continued her education studying ecology at Binghamton University (MA 1995). Her creative life has included floral design, graphic design, photography, and printmaking. She has been part of the Zea Mays Printmaking community since 2014 and has completed ZMP’s mentorship program studying with Nancy Diessner, interned with the studio, and completed the Green Printmaking Certificate. Her current practice involves combining photography and drawing through polymer intaglio printmaking.


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Introduction to Photopolymer
$280 + $40 materials fee. If you are a Zea Mays Printmaking member, log in to receive 10% off.
$ 320.00
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October 26 @ 10:00 am
October 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
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