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In this demo Atsuhiko will demonstrate how to work with photopolymer plates.

This method will use Ultra Violet light to change the properties of the photopolymer. First a halftone dot screen is exposed on the photopolymer, followed by a second exposure with a drawing on mat, grained polyester film. Where the UV light hits the parts not protected by the drawing the film hardens. The unhardened parts can be washed out with water and this leaves a texture like that of an aquatint.

After hardening the plate can be inked and printed like conventional intaglio.

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During this demo you will be shown the basics for safer intaglio printmaking on copper. Safety, know your materials, what to do and what not to do with these materials are the main ingredients for a healthy practice. The demo will show and discuss the possibilities to get rid of solvents and offer alternatives for asphaltum and rosin based grounds. These alternatives still have all the possibilities  and properties traditional grounds offer.



Saturday March 9, 2019 - 14:00 > 15:50

Kanazawa Yawaka Sousaku no Mori, Centre for Crafts and Culture

Non-darkroom Photo Etching > Liz CHALFIN

   Photo transfers etched into Aluminum.














This method utilizes a polyester lithography plate, run through a laser printer to create a transferable image for photo etching. The lithography plate is inked up with an acid resistant ground and transferred to an aluminum plate. The aluminum etches in a copper sulfate saline bath and in minutes you have an etched photo plate. Aluminum is a wonderful surface for this process because it naturally aquatints itself without the use of a ground.


No darkroom or dangerous chemicals needed.

Sunday March 10, 2019 - 10:00 > 11:50

Kanazawa Yawaka Sousaku no Mori, Centre for Crafts and Culture

The Photopolymer print, using photosensitive resin plates > Atsuhiko MUSASH

Saturday March 9, 2019 - 16:10 > 18:00

Kanazawa Yawaka Sousaku no Mori, Centre for Crafts and Culture

• Saline Sulfate etch > Friedhard KIEKEBEN

Friedhard Kiekeben will give a short practical introduction into the comprehensive acrylic resist and metal salt etching systems he introduced in the book ‘The Contemporary Printmaker’, by Keith Howard (Write-Cross-Press NY) in 2003. These methods are used by the artist for his own international art practice, and have been adopted by many other artists.

Sunday March 10, 2019 - 14:00 > 16:30

Kanazawa Yawaka Sousaku no Mori, Centre for Crafts and Culture

The Basics > Marnix Everaert

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