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Introduction to Photopolymer Printmaking

nwdphotopolyNancy Diessner
Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17, 2015, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$50 material fee

This workshop is an introduction to working with Toyobo Printight plates, a photopolymer plate that is very sensitive to 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.  This introductory course will use images that are 8″ x 10″ or smaller.

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.

$325 ‐ Non‐Members

$295 ‐ Members