Solar Plate Printmaking - Advanced
Solar Plate Printmaking - Advanced
Solar Plate Printmaking - Advanced

Solar Plate Printmaking - Advanced

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With Master Printer Mats Undén

This workshop runs across four Sunday afternoons, and you will learn how to develop and print photopolymer plates, also known as solar plate or sun plate. There are many types of printmaking, and different techniques to make marks in a plate. In this workshop we will focus on the solar plate – a plastic plate, that when exposed in the sun produces a print similar to etching. You will learn how to prepare papers and inks, and how to set up the press and register your plates for best printing results. We will further develop our artworks, combine multiple plates, and experiment with colours. If time permits, we will print a small edition, well registered, on clean and flat paper, which then can be numbered and signed.

Session 1
Workshop Induction
Develop image and expose the plate
Prepare paper and inks
Set up the press and registration
Ink up and wipe off plate
Proof print

Session 2
Develop a second plate
Register the two plates
Proof print

Session 3
Continue proof printing
Experiment with colours
Print a small series of prints to form an edition
Dry and flatten the print

Session 4
Curate prints (clean, flatten etc.)
How to number and sign prints

All materials are included.
Suitable for: Intermediate.

Mats Undén has over 30 years of experience working within the field of fine arts printmaking. Originally from Sweden, Mats took over the workshop CBS Grafik from Master Printer Carl Bertil Sehlin in 1993, where he worked with many of Scandinavias foremost artists. In 2008, Mats migrated to Darwin, where he held the position as Senior Printer at Basil Hall Editions for four years, working with some of Australia’s leading indigenous and non-indigenous artists, both in the studio and in remote communities. After Basil Hall Editions relocation to Canberra, Mats held the position as Printmaking Lecturer at Charles Darwin University for seven years.

Ticket Prices:

members: $397
Non Members: $433

Four Fortnightly Sundays
22nd October, 5th & 19th November, 3rd December 
1:00pm- 4:00pm 

Minimum class size 6, maximum 8. Class subject to cancellation due to insufficient bookings in which case fees paid will be refunded. Full student refunds can be issued up to 7 working days prior to commencement, however individual classes will not be refunded due to nonattendance.

Tactile Arts members can access their workshop discount by entering SOLAR MEMBER into the discount code field at the checkout.