Solarplate describes the process of printmaking from light sensitive plates that have been exposed to daylight or an artificial source of UV light. The plates are developed in tap water and can be used for relief and intaglio printing. The main advantage is the plate can hold much detail and offers versatility in image making – participants will be able to transform collected foliage, hand drawn originals and photographs into unique fine art prints. Some preparation of artwork would be useful in advance though not essential. If you would like to work from your own imagery, guidance on how to prepare artwork in advance will be provided. This course is suitable for complete beginners and for those with an interest in plants, nature printing and botanical art.
Susie Turner works as a visual artist and educator, and specialises in Fine Art printmaking. She graduated in Fine Art Printmaking from Cambridge School of Art and gained an MA in Visual Arts and Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. The local natural landscape is a constant source of visual ideas and Susie often works directly with existing material, ‘found’ and ‘made’, that has the potential to change state over time or bears visual reminders of past activity. www.susieturner.com
Bookings for this course will close 15 May
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