Explore the versatility of printing with photopolymer plates to create prints for a folded artist book.
Bring drawings or photographs as source material to make 8 small plates from drawings on double matte drafting film. You will make the plates and print them onto Japanese paper, which will be folded to create a small book. You can also make covers for the book.
Photopolymer plates are very easy to make. No previous printmaking experience required.
Agave Print Workshop is located in an amazing 1970s A-frame at Trentham, a small town 97km north-west of Melbourne. Accommodation available. Price includes GST.
Duration: 2-day Workshop (7 Hours per session)
- Explore the versatility of printing with photopolymer plates to create prints for a folded artist book.
- Make the plates and print them onto Japanese paper, which will be folded to create a small book.
- Photopolymer plates are water-washout; this technique offers a safe alternative to etching plates with acids.
- You will make a small folded book with hand-printed images and a front and back cover.
- A materials kit and vegetarian lunch are provided.
- Bring a range of drawings or photographs which can be used as source material for 8 small plates.
Please bring an apron, or wear old clothes and closed shoes.
No previous printmaking experience required.
Vendor sincce 2015
In 2014 Dianne moved from Adelaide to Trentham in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Her art-work includes printmaking; encaustic, oil and pokerwork on wooden panels; artist books; on-glaze porcelain; and small scale bronze casting.
In her current work Dianne combines a cast of characters with cloudscapes and plant forms to create various scenarios. Her characters live in a world where nothing is certain.
Full payment or a 50% deposit is made at the time of registration. Balance of workshop payments can be made during the workshop.
Full refunds will only be made if your selected workshop/s are cancelled. If you give 14 days notice of withdrawal from a workshop you may swap your payment to another workshop within a 12 month period. All workshop fees include GST.
Workshops usually have a maximum of 6 participants to ensure individual attention. A materials kit is provided as part of the workshop fee for most workshops at AGAVE PRINT STUDIO. Additional materials can be purchased during or after a workshop. At Spring, Autumn and Summer School workshops some materials are charged separately as they can vary between the individual projects of participants.
On full-day workshops morning tea and a vegetarian lunch are provided. During half-day classes morning or afternoon tea is provided.
Many AGAVE PRINT STUDIO workshops and classes are suitable for beginners; if prior experience is necessary it is noted on the workshop description. The workshops introduce participants to exciting new printmaking processes, and suit a range of practioners. The workshops are particularly valuable for teachers and artists wanting to upgrade or extend their range of printmaking skills.
AGAVE PRINT STUDIO promotes a safe working environment.