This course will introduce participants to the unique properties of photopolymer, a water-based photosensitive plate adapted for relief and intaglio techniques. You will be introduced to each stage of the process including how to prepare and output images, testing and selecting exposure times, and developing, etching and printing from the plate.
Although this course will provide a comprehensive guide to using this technique a basic knowledge of Photoshop software and knowledge of the intaglio process is required in order to make the most of this process.
Each stage of the process is introduced through a demonstration. Students are encouraged to explore the creative possibilities of these approaches throughout the session.