Solar Plate with Susie Turner MA

2 day course
29 & 30 July; 31 August & 1 September 2019
10am to 4pm

£195 including two x A5 Solar Plates

Solar Plate with Susie Turner MA

Developed in the 1970s, this technique is an etching process which uses a metal plate coated in a light sensitive polymer film. Both photographic and drawn images along with actual objects can be placed on to the plate which is then exposed to a UV light source and developed in water. This process captures very fine detail and can be used to produce both intaglio and relief printing plates.

On this course you will explore the potential of combining images and objects, learn how to create both types of printing plates as well as incorporating other techniques such as monoprinting and chîne collé to create exciting and intricate images. By the end of the course you will have at least 10 prints to take home.

Course structure
• Explanation of the technique with examples
• Learn how to prepare artwork from your drawings, photographs and found materials
• Expose, develop and post-harden your plate
• Make both an intaglio and a relief solar plate
• Preparation of paper
• Learn inking technique and print single colour and multi coloured prints
• Print your plate using the etching presses

Experience level
• Suitable for Beginners and those looking to extend skills in Solar Plate.

Pre-course information
Some advance preparation of artwork will be needed, image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date

Maximum 6 places

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• By phone 01223 892380


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For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.