Workshops at Agave Print Studio

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This is an exciting workshop which combines photographic images with drawing creating strong graphic prints.

Cliché-verre originated in the 1830s as a method of producing hand-drawn photographic images. A glass plate was prepared with a ground of (usually) printer’s ink and the drawing was made with an etching needle. The plate became a photographic negative and exposure to the sun transferred the drawing to a light-sensitive paper. Later artists such as Ernst, Brassai and Picasso experimented and adapted this technique. Brassai drew and etched into exposed photographic glass plates, and then contact printed the images which combine photographs and drawing. His Transmutations series is an excellent example of this process.

Moving the cliché verre technique into the realm of printmaking allows for an extensive range of experimentation and variation. In this workshop a photograph will be exposed onto a photopolymer plate. Then a line drawing will be created on transparent film on top of the photograph. The photograph can be changed greatly with line work and hatching and frottage textures (Ernst). This drawing will be then exposed onto a second photopolymer plate which can be printed in register with the photographic plate.
In making the printed image the plates can be printed many ways to explore tone, line and texture. The plates can be inked and printed in the same colour to create visual ambiguity. They can be inked and printed in different colours to explore the visual impact of the image. Also an additional layer of chine collé can be added to yield a subtle but beautiful layer of colour behind the image.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Hosted By Agave Print Studio




Instructor
Dianne Longley
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January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $950.00

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Use a graphite pencil to create a drawing on drafting film which is exposed onto a photopolymer plate, and print onto dampened paper to produce a beautiful intaglio print. Add colouring to the plate using oil-based media to create an interesting series of prints.
$250 inc gst, vegetarian lunch and materials kit.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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February 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
April 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
September 5, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
November 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00

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An exciting three-day workshop to combine the fine line work of copper plate etching with tonal information on a photopolymer plate. You will learn basic printmaking techniques on copper plate bitten in ferric chloride and then make a photopolymer plate/s to be printed in register with the copper plate, to add colour and tone to the print. No previous printmaking experience required.
$650 inc gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Hosted By Agave Print Studio




Instructor
Dianne Longley
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February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $650.00

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Discover the amazing detail in the embossed print using photopolymer plates, then print the plate with a transparent relief colour. Photopolymer plates are water-washout. No previous printmaking experience required.
$250 inc gst, vegetarian lunch and materials kit.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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February 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
May 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
September 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00

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A fantastic opportunity to learn how to use some of the amazing apps available to correct, enhance and transform your photographs. Three photographs selected from your manipulated images will be printed onto archival inkjet paper, adhered to wooden panels and then coated with encaustic medium which gives your photographs greater intensity, through a translucent layer of wax.

Use an iPhone or iPad (bring both if you have them) to make your images more personal, more expressive using a range of apps that are WYSIWG and reversible, exciting to use and not difficult to learn. No previous photo manipulation experience is necessary and printmaking experience is useful but not essential. Bring your login for the App Store to the workshop as you will be purchasing apps during the workshop. The apps are inexpensive, but you should purchase the pay-to-use version as they have more features.

Bring a laptop (if you have one) to save images to a USB drive for printing to film for photopolymer printmaking. You will be sent a list of apps to purchase after you register for the workshop. Download pdf for more information.

Fee for workshop includes most materials and lunches. Accommodation available.

Small workshop groups ensure you receive individual specialist attention. 

 

 

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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March 7, 2019 - March 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $700.00

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Learn how to use some of the most powerful apps to correct, enhance and transform your photographs, and then translate your images into single and multiple plate photopolymer prints. Use an iPhone or iPad (bring both if you have them) to make your images more personal, more expressive using a range of apps that are WYSIWG and reversible, exciting to use and not difficult to learn. No previous photo manipulation experience is necessary and printmaking experience is useful but not essential. Bring your login for the App Store to the workshop as you will be purchasing apps during the workshop. The apps are inexpensive, but you should purchase the pay-to-use version as they have more features.

Bring a laptop (if you have one) to save images to a USB drive for printing to film for photopolymer printmaking. You will be sent a list of apps to purchase after you register for the workshop. Download pdf for more information.

Fee for workshop includes most materials and lunches. Accommodation available.

Small workshop groups ensure you receive individual specialist attention. 

 

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
Map
Hosted By Agave Print Studio




Instructor
Dianne Longley
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March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $1,050.00

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The photopolymer plate is capable of producing very detailed relief prints which will be printed on western and Japanese papers. Adding mica pigments to your relief prints will add a remarkable shimmer to your work. You can add the powder pigments to part or all of your print. The plate will be inked and then the powder applied. Photopolymer plates are water-washout. No previous printmaking experience required.
$250 inc gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
Map
Instructor
Dianne Longley
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May 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
October 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
November 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $250.00
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