An introduction to the innovative and versatile method of fine art printmaking using sunlight and water. Solarplate printing describes the process of printmaking from light sensitive plates that have been exposed to daylight or an artificial source of UV light. The plates are developed in tap water and can be used for relief and intaglio printing. The main advantage is that the plate is capable of holding much detail and offers versatility in image making – participants will be able to transform hand drawn originals, photographs or collected foliage into unique fine art prints.
Some preparation of artwork would be useful in advance though not essential. If you would like to work from your own imagery, guidance on how to prepare artwork in advance will be provided.