Solar plate etching is a method by which Photopolymer printing plates, used in the print industry, can be adapted for use in the classroom or professional studio for either intaglio or relief printing.
Used as relief, these photopolymer plates offer high quality and adaptable alternative to lino or wood block, or any other relief product.
Solar plate etching has emerged over the last few years in Australia as a very safe alternative to traditional type etching (printmaking), due primarily to its non toxic qualities. The potential is unlimited in the styles and techniques obtained, as well as improving the health and safety of printing.
In this intensive one day course Andrew Totman will show you how to use stencils, drawings, photographs and collages into unique fine art prints. Suited for beginners, this workshop will cover drawing preparation, exposure, printing and the technical aspects and benefits of solar plates.
venue & costs
All workshops are conducted at Derivan HQ located at Unit 4 / 23 Leeds Street, Rhodes, NSW 2138. Weekday workshop costs are $130. Lunch and all materials provided. All prices are inclusive of GST.
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ABOUT THE TUTOR:
Born and raised in Northern California, Andrew Totman earned an MFA from Wichita State University and a BA from the University of San Diego. He has held numerous university positions in Alaska, California, Kansas and Australia. He is currently Head Teacher of the Art & Design Faculty at the Riverina Institute of TAFE.