2020 Workshop dates:
Christchurch: March 7/8th (1 x place available) May 16/17th, Sept 12/13th, Nov 21/22 (full)
Wellington: August 1/2nd and 8/9th
Platinum printing is incredibly beautiful, tactile and archival and if you are interested in learning how to make your own platinum prints then get in touch for a teaching workshop for the perfect introduction. The 2 day workshop is intensive and hands-on with the emphasis being solely on printing and is designed so you will leave with a solid understanding of the process to continue printing when you return home.
Over the two days you will learn how to,
- setup and use an inkjet printer to make digital negatives
- use brushes and glass rods to hand-coat watercolour cotton rag papers with platinum and palladium solutions
- control hue and contrast of the final print
- use a contact printing frame and expose to ultra violet light
- process your prints to archival standards so that these remarkable prints will last many generations into the future
- identify and troubleshoot common problems
The first day we spend learning how to establish print exposure settings and how to print and calibrate digital negatives of your images using an inkjet printer. By the end of the first day you will be making your first full size print. The second day we continue printing your images learning how to control hue and tone, fine tuning your digital negatives and how to troubleshoot the process.
We will be making prints from your digital image files and you are encouraged to bring your own digital images to print. Further guidance on the images and format will be sent to you nearer the time.
I have prepared detailed notes that are yours to take away including where to find the materials and equipment you will need when you get home. Get in touch using the reply section below if you have any questions or wish to make a booking.
I’m also happy to discuss if you have some specific outcomes you wish to explore in a one a on one workshop at my place or yours, whether you are a beginner or someone who wants to explore the many variations possible with the platinum and palladium process.