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Photoplate Lithography

Where? Leicester Print Workshop
When/how often? Saturday 8th April 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Who's teaching the course? Kathryn Desforges
  • Photo litho can pick up an amazing amount of subtle tonal detail and produces great results for both photographic and drawn images.
  • On this course you will be shown how to transfer your images onto pre-sensitised plates by exposing to UV light, and how to develop, ink up and print your plate.
  • This course is a great introduction for beginners, or an ideal refresher.

£70 / £63 concessions

Course structure

Welcome to LPW
Initial introduction to photoplate lithography, with explanation and examples.
Demonstration of exposing, developing and printing a plate.
Participants to prepare artwork, expose and develop plates.

Participants print plates, and expose and develop more during the afternoon.
If time, experiment using different colours to ink up.

About the Tutor

Kathryn Desforges is a visual artist and fine art printmaker based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She uses drawing, photography and found objects as a starting point for recording responses to her local environment. From these, she creates original prints and artists’ books. Printmaking has been her specialist area of interest since she first discovered etching whilst at University. Kathryn Works as Print Technician at West Yorkshire Print Workshop and was the Lithography Intern at Leicester Print Workshop for 2013.

  • Photoplate Lithograph by Kate Desforges
  • Photoplate Lithograph by Kate Desforges
  • Photoplate Lithograph by Kate Desforges
  • Photoplate Lithograph by Sat Kalsi and Iain Jacques