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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 joined LPW as a member and volunteer after graduating in 2012 with a degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University. In 2015 she was awarded Artist in Residence as part of the LPW Big Move project. Emma is currently a tutor at LPW and teaches a diverse range of printmaking techniques, which is reflected in her practice.

Ambiguous places, suggestive forms and isolation are all themes of exploration in her practice. Printmaking is a way of visualising and developing those ideas through process, subtly questioning ideas of space, concealment and transition, which evoke a sense of stillness and silence.

Alongside her practice Emma works as a Learning Deliverer and Gallery Assistant at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in Warwickshire, where she has an opportunity to pursue her passion for education 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.