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Photopolymer Intensive with Nancy Diessner

Nancy Diessner
Tuesday – Sunday, October 20-25, 2020, 10-5
$800 non-members $750 members
$75 materials fee covers plates, paper and ink


The intersection of printmaking and photography is rich with creative possibilities. This week-long workshop is dedicated to exploring photopolymer intaglio. We’ll begin with learning the details of the photopolymer platemaking process—preparing digital files and film positives, best practices for exposing and developing plates—at the same time we’ll discuss and troubleshoot your own photopolymer set-up. With that good information under your belt, we’ll then explode the boundaries of what can happen when we begin with a digital photo and transform it into a print. Layering plates in a single print; tampering with the process, the exposures, and the plate itself to create unusual and unique effects; adding drawing or painting to the process; and exploring color and registration methods will all be a part of our week together. There are so many compelling possibilities when the processes and technologies of these two worlds—photography and printmaking—come together.  

During this time of Covid-19, we are anticipating that we will be able to hold this workshop safely while practicing social distancing, mask wearing and enhanced disinfecting.  However, if it looks like it will be too challenging to safely conduct this rich workshop experience, we will cancel and refund all of the registration fees.

$800 + $75 materials fee ‐Non‐Members

$720 + $75 materials fee ‐Members