SUMMER SCHOOL - Photopolymer Intaglio Printmaking


Make a large print using multiple photopolymer plates for added layering or use inkjet chine collé to add colour to the printed image. Testing for the correct exposure will be extensive to ensure plate exposures are correct. Learn how to wash-out larger plates, with extra drying time required.

Previous experience with photopolymer printmaking is essential for this workshop. Some experience with chine collé or multiple plates useful but not a pre-requisite.

You may need to purchase extra plates or printing paper depending on your project/s.

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.

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Class Schedule

Five-day workshop, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 30% deposit upon enrollment; 2nd instalment (30%) due 2 weeks before class starts; 40% balance due 1 day before class starts.

What you will learn
  • Testing for correct exposure is very important when making large plates, test exposure strips will be inked and printed before the plate is exposed.
  • Techniques for chine collé and plate registration will be demonstrated.
  • Make a large print/s using multiple photopolymer plates for added layering or use inkjet chine collé to add colour to the final print.
What you will get
  • During the 5 day workshop you will make one or two large prints, depending upon complexity.
  • A materials kit and vegetarian lunch are provided.

What to bring
  • Bring along drawings or photographic source materials that can be drawn onto film or bring high-resolution digital files for photographic images.
What to wear

Please bring an apron, or wear old clothes and closed shoes

Appropriate for

This workshop would suit people already working in photopolymer printmaking, prior experience is necessary.


Dianne Longley

Vendor since 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.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

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.

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Terms & Conditions

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.

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