Connections: European printmaking and Australian gardens – drawings made into printing plates using the sun with Dianne Longley
April 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$160
Dianne Longley – Agave Print Studio
In this workshop you will take drawings from the Buda House garden or from the Australian bush or your garden and transform them into intaglio prints using water-washable photopolymer plates, exposed in sunlight. Bring a range of your drawings or photographs from your garden to the workshop. Or there will be time to draw plants and garden views from the gorgeous Buda House gardens.
You can use a graphite pencils or felt-tipped pigment pens or pen and ink to create a drawing on drafting film which we will expose onto a photopolymer plate in the sunlight. The plate is washed out in tap water, dried and hardened, and then printed onto dampened paper to produce beautiful intaglio prints.
Information to participants:
Please bring drawings and photographs to the workshop that can be used as source material for your images. Or do a drawing at Buda House.
You can place a drawing or photograph underneath the translucent drafting film and draw the image onto the film or draw straight onto the film. We are working with plates 10 x 15cm, so you can even take a detail from a larger existing work.
Bring a pencil case, pencils, eraser and fine-tipped pigment pens (available most newsagents) and a small notebook. I will be giving you some notes that you can annotate.
Wear old clothes, or bring an apron/cover-up, also wear covered shoes in the studio.
Please arrive at 9.50am for a 10am start. We finish at 4.30-5pm.BOOK NOW
Dianne Longley is currently a master printmaker at Agave Print Studio, an access printmaking studio established in picturesque Trentham. Agave Print Studio offers accommodation, and professional printmaking facilities for intaglio and relief/letterpress printmaking, specialising in photopolymer plate printmaking. She teaches a range of printmaking workshops, and Agave Print Studio offers studio access and residencies, printmaking collaborations, and edition printing.