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Solar Plate Day

£70.00
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 27th April
10.00am - 4.00pm.
Tutor  Emma Gardner

A day course introducing this photo-etching process that uses photopolymer plates that are developed in water.  A simple process that captures very fine detail producing beautiful prints from photographic or drawn imagery. Learn how to apply your design by exposing and developing the plate. Ink up the plate and learn how to take a short edition.

Course Structure

Morning

  • Introduction to LPW and the course.
  • What is a Solar Plate? Principles of the process and examples.
  • Preparing artwork for the process.
  • Exposing and developing the plate. Demonstration and hands on practice.
  • Demonstration and hands on practice.

 Afternoon

  • What is a halftone? Demonstration of applying a halftone in Photoshop.
  • Self-directed work.
  • Clean up and close of course.

About the Tutor

Emma Gardner is an artist, printmaker and educator. She creates original artwork using collage, photography and printmaking processes. 

Emma’s practice is shaped by her response to places, questioning ideas of space, concealment and transition through printmaking. Her works often evoke a sense of stillness and silence within ambiguous spaces.

Emma studied Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester. After graduating in 2012 she joined Leicester Print workshop to help facilitate her practice and was awarded Artist in Residence in 2015. Emma is currently teaches a diverse range of printing techniques at LPW. She exhibits nationally and internationally and has a wealth of experience working on creative projects with community groups, schools, museums and galleries. Alongside her practice Emma works as a Learning Officer at Compton Verney Art gallery and Park, where she pursues her passion for learning outside the classroom.

Images by LPW Artists John Cumming and Nick Mobbs

Bookings

Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 

Concessions

Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.