Solar Plate Etching

Tailored Course

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Can't find the perfect course for you? Tailor your learning experience at Green Door Printmaking Studio... All of the processes we teach are available to book on an individual basis. These courses will enable you to get the undivided attention of your tutor, allowing us to tailor the course specifically to your interests, ensuring you get the most out of your time with us.

About this process

Solar plate etching is a prepared light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backed plate used to produce fine photographic reproductions with great detail.

Photographic Etching is a process in which a positive image is transferred on to a prepared, metal plate and etched into the superstructure, thereby creating a negative composition on the plate, which can then be inked, wiped and printed in the traditional way. After the desired number of prints have been made, the metal plate can then be re-used to create new prints, if needed.

This technique is another version of photographic etching, in which a prepared solar plate is exposed to U.V. light through specially prepared digital imagery, and developed in water. 

Learn how to prepare your artwork, expose and print from your solar plate in this two-day course.

How to book

If you are interested in undertaking a this process as a tailored course at Green Door, please get in touch with us. If you would like to discuss your project, we highly recommend that you arrange a date to come into the studio in order to discuss your course beforehand so we can learn more about your aims. To confirm your booking you will need to complete an online booking form and provide a minimum 50% (non-refundable) deposit.

These courses are available to book on an individual (one-to-one) basis, or in groups of up to 4 people. All of our tailored course prices include refreshments, materials and in-depth notes.

Details

Course Duration

8 hours (over two days)
including lunch breaks

Course Tutor

Anna Johnson

Suitable for Beginners

18+

All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.

For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.

Pricing

One-to-One (£240)

Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.

Group (£720)

If you would like to book this course as a personalised workshop with family or friends, please note, flat rate prices quoted are for groups of between 2-4 participants.

Green Door Members

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Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate £215
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.

Student Rate £185
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

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