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Photopolymer Workshop

  • Bittondi Printmakers Association Inc Aberfoyle Park South Australia (map)

When: Saturday 20th January from 10am – 4pm.


Where: Bittondi Printmakers Association Inc Studio, Aberfoyle Park. (From Hub Drive, turn into the shopping centre road at the KFC; turn right into the Aberfoyle Park Childcare Centre/Bittondi car park. The studio is the first building through the gate to your left).


Cost: $80 for Bittondi members and $100 for non-members. For non-members this fee includes a 1 year associate membership for Bittondi Printmakers Association Inc.


The Workshop: This one day course offers an introduction to photopolymer printmaking. Photopolymer (also called solar plate) is a low toxicity method of producing a plate from which you can produce prints similar to a traditional etched plate.

  Each participant will design, draw and create one 15cm x 10cm photopolymer plate. Additional plates will be available at about $9 each. Each participant will print their plate using the intaglio method, and a small edition of prints will be produced on Rives BFK 250gsm printmaking paper. All paper, inks and printmaking equipment will be provided during the workshop. Hand colouring and chine collé will also be discussed. This workshop will include a print exchange if time permits.


What to bring: Ideas or images suitable for line and tone drawings. The subject matter is up to you, and the size we will be working on will be about 10cm x 15cm. An apron/smock/old clothes are recommended, as printmaking can be messy. Shoes must be worn. Please bring your lunch (Bittondi has fridge, kettle and microwave if you need, and there is a shopping centre next to the studio). All other materials and morning/afternoon tea are provided.


RSVP: To confirm your attendance, please contact Mary at or phone 0414361817 prior to 17th January 2018.

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Later Event: July 25
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