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Introduction to Photopolymer Printmaking

SONY DSCNancy Diessner
Saturday & Sunday, March 12-13, 2016, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$50 material fee includes plates, paper and ink

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.

$275 + $50 materials ‐ Non‐Members

$245 + $50 materials ‐ Members