Tutor: Andy Brooke
Beginner to intermediate
Provided: Solar plates, UV lightbox, sample artwork, transparent media and variety of inks and textured materials to use for trial exposures.
Tea and coffee are provided
Bookings are closed for this event.
Solar Plate is a modern photo-polymer alternative to traditional acid etching. It uses a short burst of UV light to transfer black and white or halftone images onto a plastic coated metal plate which can then be used for relief or intaglio printing.
In this second Sunday session we will be using the artwork already created and making a tonal intaglio printing plate.
During the session you will see further examples of solar intaglio/tonal plates and the prints they can produce. You will make timed test strips and then use the process to make a tonal or textural intaglio plate from your original artwork. You will expose, wash and then harden the plate during the morning, ready to make an etching print during the afternoon. There will also be an opportunity to experiment with combinations of relief and intaglio/tonal printing using the techniques you have developed.
You may also want to read through some background about how Solar Plate works and look at some examples. http://www.wivenhoeprint.works/solar-plate-notes/. We will also circulate further details next week on the workshops and what to bring.