2019 Workshop dates:   September 27/ 28th and November 9/ 10th

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

We will be  making negatives from digital image files and you will be encouraged to bring your own digital images to print.

Or get in touch with one on one workshops at my place or yours with programs designed specifically for your needs, whether you are a beginner or  someone who wants to explore the many variations possible with the platinum and palladium process.



  1. Andris Apse
    17th September 2018

    Hi Stuart, As you know I attended a Platinum/Palladium workshop in San Francisco run by Mark Nelson which inspired me to investigate producing my own P/P prints. However, I found the technical and equipment requirements daunting and expensive for me and I temporarily shelved the project. Then I met you which inspired me to look again and dare to believe that it might be possible. After very thorough and detailed ( patient ) training from you I am producing my own prints. The procedural documents you prepared for me are all I could have hoped for. Even a nincompoop like me can follow your precise directions, and I can acquire the equipment, materials and chemicals needed through the list of contacts you gave me.

    The formidable equipment list I thought I needed after the San Francisco workshop has been whittled down to TradeMe and Bunnings alternatives which cost a fraction of my original estimates.

    I think anyone visiting you in your darkroom will very quickly realise that you are extremely knowledgable, a master of improvisation and will be encouraged to give P/P or indeed other alternative printing processes a crack. Thanks again for inspiring me and having the patience to lead me through the process.


    Andris Apse
    P.O.Box 3 Whataroa
    Westland 7857. New Zealand
    Ph. 64 3 753 4241

    • stuart
      23rd October 2018

      Thanks for the message Andy, I am pleased you found the workshop rewarding and successful.
      Keep in touch with your progress and if you have any questions that I can help you with.
      Kind Regards


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