This workshop is ideal for printmakers and photographers who would like to bring together printmaking and photography through an understanding of photopolymer printmaking.
You will optimise digital photographs and then print the file onto quality inkjet film which is then exposed onto a photopolymer plate. You will be shown how to produce velvety blacks and subtle tonal areas on photopolymer plates. The plate is washed-out, dried and post exposed and then it is ready to print onto beautiful intaglio fine art papers through an etching press.
This workshop is designed to give participants as much knowledge as possible about translating digital greyscale photographs into photopolymer prints.
Experience with Adobe Photoshop and photopolymer is a pre-requisite for this workshop.
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.
Friday, 25 Sept 2015, 10am-5pm Saturday, 26 Sept 2015, 10am-5pm
- Optimise digital photographs to create beautiful intaglio prints on fine art papers.
- Designed to give participants as much knowledge as possible about translating digital greyscale photographs into photopolymer prints.
- Ideal for printmakers and photographers who would like to combine printmaking and photography through an understanding of photopolymer printmaking.
- After making test exposures and printing them you will make a correctly exposed A5 sized plate and print it in beautiful intaglio ink onto printmaking papers through an etching press.
- From this workshop you will be able to extend your photographs into tonal fine art prints with velvety blacks.
- Bring along 4-6 photographic images as digital files, still in colour, (unless taken in B&W) with good tonal contrast, and leave the files at high-resolution. s
Please bring an apron, or wear old clothes and closed shoes.
Ideal for people wanting to combine printmaking and photography and have experience in creating a hand-printed photographic print.
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.
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.