Toyobo (or photopolymer gravure) is an innovative new printmaking process that uses remarkable water-washable photopolymer plates which are both fast and safe, producing results similar to 19th century process of photogravure.
Although the course will be of interest to all artists, it is particularly suitable for those working with photographic and digital imaging who wish to produce high quality original prints.
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.15am - 5:30pm
Class size: 8
Tutor: Leena Nammari
Course Level: Intermediate
To book a place on one of our courses, payment must be made in full. We recommend booking online to guarantee a place.
If you have an enquiry please email your enquiry here please phone 0131 557 2479 to pay by card or in person at Edinburgh Printmakers, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.
The course focuses on understanding the technical intricacies of the processes: exploring how to prepare images for the process and how to identify works best for each technique. The course is very hands-on. During the course, each person will produce two A5 images.
The process has a high digital imaging content, explaining how to manipulate the image before exposing it to the photopolymer. Some experience of Photoshop is advisable. Bring along photographic images either on a USB stick, CD, or as photographic prints, to be scanned.
Introduction to preparing plates
Introduction to digital image manipulation
Preparing acetates and positives for exposure
Exposing and developing test plates
Printing test plates
Correct exposure of plate
Correct storage and care of plates and prints
We run all our courses with small course numbers to ensure maximum hands-on activity.
Please read our course booking terms and conditions on cancellation etc before booking.