Photographic Screen-Printing

A technique that uses a squeegee to push ink through a screen onto paper, card, fabric, or wood.  Images are exposed onto screens using UV light and light sensitive emulsion.  Photographs, drawings, or text can be exposed onto screens.

 

 

Stencil Screen-Printing

Same as above, however images are created using cut or ripped stencils.  Excellent for layering to produce instant, bold prints. 

 

 

Photopolymer Plate Etching

Great for photography!  This process uses light sensitive emulsion and exposure units to transfer detailed photographic imagery onto etching plates.  The process is completely safe, no chemicals are required.  The plates are printed using the etching press.     

 

 

Cyanotype

A great process for creating unique and extremely effective photographic and hand drawn imagery.  Photograms can also be produced using this process.  Exploring: exposure times, positives and negatives, various substrates, photograms and image processing.     

 

 

Monoprint

A very instant printmaking process, students can achieve effective results quickly.  There are various techniques to explore in monoprint, both with and without an etching press.  A favourite of mine for generating ideas as well as finished pieces. 

 

 

Drypoint Etching

The surface of an etching plate is scratched into using various tools to create line and tone.  Students will learn how to use the etching presses.