Spend a day learning photo-plate lithography in our specially equipped workshops. This course will have an experimental approach to image-making, with an emphasis on generating images by hand through drawing, painting and mark-making onto transparent film. (Although you can bring photographic imagery to work with as well if you wish). Photo-plate lithography can produce prints with remarkable subtle tonal detail. It can be used as process by itself, or combined with other printmaking techniques, and is a quicker alternative to traditional stone lithography.
Your images will be transferred onto light-sensitive lithographic plates by exposing them to UV light, and the plates are then developed, and printed on our etching press. Participants can expect to produce 2 – 3 plates during the day, making multiple prints of each to take home, and printing in colour if time permits.
The aim of this course is to show participants how to use the photo-litho process to create original, hand-made prints.
Suitable for beginners or intermediates,
Your tutor: Kate Desforges
Kate Desforges is an artist, printmaker and educator based in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, working with drawing, printmaking and collage to create limited edition original prints and artist books. Kate’s work is rooted in a fascination with her surroundings, and is often the result of an unspoken dialogue with a particular place – real or imaginary. Presence, memory, temporality, and finding the sublime in the ordinary are ideas which repeatedly arise. Corners, shadows, architecture, landscapes, and moments of stillness are a constant source of inspiration. She uses printmaking and collage as mediums to form, distill and abstract, keeping experimentation and the physical act of making at the core of my practice. Kate is also the studio coordinator and technician at WYPW.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.
Want to carry on printing? Feel free to give us a call to discuss your options. Find out more about membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).
We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.
We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.
If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.
Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.
Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.