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Photopolymer Gravure Masterclass - Dianne Longley - 3 Days

Description:

 © Dianne Longley

© Dianne Longley

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAVURE:

This original printing process on copper plates has undergone a transition in the last few decades with the use of photopolymer plates to create photographic printing plates. À la poupée, a technique for inking the intaglio plate with different colours, and chine collé where the printed image is impressed onto a thin sheet of Chinese or Japanese paper.

 

PHOTOPOLYMER GRAVURE METHODS:

You will be introduced to a wide range of methods including:

Chine collé and À la Poupée and relief transparent surface rolls are traditional printmaking techniques which can enrich the print surface with subtle and bold combinations of texture and colour.

The white on black technique is created by printing a negative image onto black intaglio paper, creating ghostly twilight images which are very different to the same image printed in black on white paper.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

Chine collé and À la Poupée and relief transparent surface rolls are traditional printmaking techniques which can enrich the print surface with subtle and bold combinations of texture and colour. Chine collé is a printing technique in which the image is impressed onto a thin sheet of Japanese paper which is backed by a stronger, carrier sheet of Western printmaking paper. Japanese papers have a finer surface and the intaglio print will show a richer and more detailed impression than on Western paper alone. The tint of the Japanese paper also adds to the beautiful surface of the impression. À la poupée is an inking technique where two or more colours are applied directly to the plate using small ‘dollies’. The coloured inks can be blended or kept separate in the wiping process. Surface rolls of transparent inks add a tint to the light areas of the intaglio image, or stencils can be created to add a relief colour to a specific area of the plate.

© Ellie Young

During the workshop you will be:

  1. creating photopolymer plates from film positives
  2. inking and printing intaglio plates using a range of colour inking techniques
  3. using transparency in the inks to adjust print colour balance
  4. Inking and printing intaglio plates in different colours, incorporating a la poupee
  5. inking and printing intaglio plates in white or metallic colours
  6. experimenting with a range of white inks and how they print onto dark papers

WHAT TO BRING

Protective clothing is essential.

A range of images

ABOUT DIANNE LONGLEY:
In 1998 Dianne Longley published 'Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates' she runs workshops in printmaking and artist books in Australia, Japan and USA. She has exhibited widely, won numerous awards, presented at conferences in the UK, USA, & Australia. Dianne completed her Masters Degree at Flinders University in 2000 and is currently enrolled in PhD studies with Sasha Grishin at Australian National University

 

CLASS MAXIMUM 6

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