Description

An introduction to using double exposures to produce intaglio prints.

This process creates a more accurate plate for intaglio printing. You can get velvety black areas and good detail in the highlights.

We will expose the photopolymer plate with the film positive and do a separate exposure with a random dot screen. Testing is required to get the correct double exposure. Once the plate is exposed, washed-out, dried and post-exposed we will ink and print the plate.

Bring along research drawings which can be drawn onto film or high-resolution digital files for photographic images.

 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

November 10, Tuesday | 10:00am-5:00pm November 11, Wednesday | 10:00am-5:00pm

What you will learn
  • Expose the photopolymer plate with the film positive and do a separate exposure with a random dot screen.
  • An introduction to using double exposures to produce intaglio photopolymer prints which creates a more accurate plate for intaglio printing.
  • Tests will be made to ascertain correct exposure times.
What you will get
  • An undertanding of testing, making photopolymer plates and inking and printing on fine art papers.
  • 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, but no prior experience is necessary.


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Dianne Longley

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.

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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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