Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates or Solarplate is a new form of printmaking for artists that is simple, safe, time effective and versatile. It offers a range of possibilities in image making whereby the effects of traditional methods of etching, relief and lithography can be achieved from a single type of plate. The technique offers fine detail and a wide tonal range using photographic imagery, hand drawn originals and the direct use of found material. Solarplate describes the process of printing from light sensitive water plates that have been exposed to sunlight or an artificial source of UV light and developed in water. The technique is very easy to learn, suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of printmaking
Susie runs introductory workshops in Solarplate printmaking throughout the summer. In the Spring and Autumn Susie offers workshops in Drypoint and Chine Collé. All workshops are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of printmaking. Small group - max of four participants. Unique location and easy parking.
Susie offers one to one tuition to adults looking to develop ideas through fine art printmaking. Sessions can be mutually arranged and tailored to suit experience and ability. One-to-one tuition can range from a one day introductory workshops to a course of weekly sessions. Sessions can focus on one or a number of techniques including Solarplate printmaking, Drypoint and Chine Colle, Monotype, Collograph and Woodcut.
The print room will be open to the public , as part of Cambridge Open Studios 2015, on weekends, 11, 12 July and 25, 26 July, 11am-6pm. Visitors are welcome at all other times of the year by prior appointment.