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Photo-Plate Lithography

Weekend Course

This course is not currently on the schedule

Tutor: Kate Desforges

About the course:

Have fun exploring the possibilities of photo-plate lithography as an exciting way of creating prints and layering images using hand drawn imagery and mark-making, [although photographic and digital images can also be used]. Photo-litho is a versatile technique which can be a great introduction to printmaking or added to your skills base as a printmaker to use in conjunction with other processes. It is a more accessible alternative to traditional stone lithography. Plates are inexpensive, come pre-coated, pick up a high degree of detail, and can be printed using an etching press.
You will be shown image preparation, platemaking through UV exposure, developing out, and inking-up. There will be time for making multiple plates, printing in register and experimenting with colour, with the aim of producing a 2-colour multi-plate print in a small edition by the end of the course. This course would suit those who have a little prior experience of printmaking (not necessarily Lithography), who are looking to expand their skills base, however beginners can also be accommodated.

Maximum of 8 people