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Exploring Photopolymer Printmaking – Nancy Diessner

July 13, 2015 - July 17, 2015

| $775

Tuition: $775 ($698 members)
Lab fee: $50
Class limit: 7
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Participants in this workshop will learn how to work with Toyobo photopolymer plates to create rich, tonally sensitive, and expressive intaglio prints. What distinguishes these plates from other types of photopolymer plates is their broad tonal range, which means you’ll get rich blacks as well as subtle tones and textures in your prints. While these versatile plates are often associated with straight photographic or photo-based imagery, they also work beautifully with non-photographic imagery that is hand drawn or painted. We will be exploring the potential of these plates by using both photographic and hand-drawn imagery.

We’ll initially work on developing and tweaking your imagery to best translate it into a strong photopolymer plate and print. We will also work on altering the plates with etching tools and acrylic media to create unique collagraphic prints. And, finally, we’ll explore how best to integrate color into photopolymer prints, whether through wiping the plates a la poupé or printing chine collé. All levels of experience are welcome in this workshop.

Register for this workshop by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.

Nancy Diessner was an early convert to digital photography. Now she has embraced photopolymer, a technique that rivals photogravure in image quality, without the high cost of the copperplates, and the ease of one step water based etching. Nancy’s class last summer was spectacular and everyone’s results excellent. Bringing her back was a no-brainer.


July 13, 2015
July 17, 2015
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