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With the development of light-
A number of different types of photosensitive plates are available which all work on the principle that the polymer coating is soluble in water or mild caustic unless exposed to ultraviolet light where it is hardened.
An opaque positive transparency of the image is required. Anything that you create on a photo film can be used: painting in black on Tru-
For relief printmaking, the design is transferred from a negative image onto a photosensitive plate so that the design is left fixed on the surface of the plate for inking while the background is washed off, biting away the surface in the process on a plastic plate or preparing it for etching in acid on a metal plate.
A similar process involving a light-
Another photo process is cyanotype printing which produces a painterly blue and white image from positive photographic images and autograph drawings. A versatile method for artwork both on papers and natural fabrics, cyanotype sits somewhere between traditional photography and printmaking.
Darkroom facilities and a light exposure unit are required as well as the usual press and materials
The aim of this course is to learn as much about photo-
Materials used on this course;
Oil based inks
Plate Preparation screening photo-
Print film positives
Exposure and development
Plate inking a la poupée wiping
Burnishing and plate corrections
You will need protective clothing but gloves and other protection provided.
Bring sketchbooks, inspiration, pencils any tools relevant to the course.
Cyanotype Photographic Printing
Cyanotype is a photographic process, first developed in the 1950s, producing a painterly blue and white image from photographic negatives or autographic mark making onto tru-
The aim of this course is learn the basic technique of Cyanotype Printing.