ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
A film positive ie: artwork on acetate, is all you need for the photopolymer process, a non-toxic method for making plates for intaglio and relief printmaking. Participants can either bring a photographic image printed on photo copier acetate, an acetate copy of an existing drawing, an original drawing with wash on transparent media or even a black and white monotype on acetate. After exposing the artwork and plate to UV light or direct sunlight, the plates are then developed in water. The procedure is very fast thanks to the new platemaker recently installed in WSA’s printmaking studio, and from platemaking to pulling your first print takes only about fifteen minutes.
The plates can be inked with either water based or oil based printing ink.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 16+
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
September 15–16, 2018 Saturday–Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM