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Masterclass: Photo-Polymer

Key Course Information

Photo-etching is a method of etching an image into a metal plate using a light-sensitive ground. The image may come from a photograph, drawing or a printout. Over two days you will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process. This will include how to prepare and output images for photo-etching using PhotoShop, preparing the photo-etching plate, exposing the image, and developing, etching and printing from a zinc plate. No previous knowledge of printmaking is required however a basic knowledge of Photoshop software is a benefit. There will be a small studio fee for the two days, this will cover disposable materials such as inks, tissue and newsprint, cleaning materials etc. however you will need to buy your own zinc, emulsion and printing paper, all of which can be purchased on site.

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