Photo Etching: Solar Plates with Tom PauliusSaturday 1/22
Instructor: Tom Paulius of Old Fieldhouse Press
Learn the basics of photogravure printmaking using solar plates. In this course, you will learn how to use the solar plate process for non-toxic photogravure printmaking. Students will learn what a solar plate is and how to prepare images to create a positive that is exposed onto the photosensitive polymer coating of a solar plate. They will develop their exposed plates in water to create photogravure plates in which the images are etched into the photopolymer on the plate. After careful drying, students will ink and wipe their plates and pull a proof of each plate, followed by an edition of prints.
Students will have the choice of preparing either one large plate, approximately 8x11, or two half plates, approximately 4x5. All materials will be provided. Students will need to send a digital file of an image (or two) which they want to print.
Address17 NW 5th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 17 NW 5th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301