Intro to Photolithography
This 4-week course will cover the basics of photolithography while exploring techniques using photo plates. Photosensitive aluminum plates are exposed to UV light and developed with simple chemistry. You will be able to make beautifully tonal photolithographic prints, from drawing in pencil and ink on tracing paper or films. In four weeks, Beka will cover preparing your images and drawings, preparing paper for printing, exposing and developing photolitho plates, basic photolitho inking techniques and also printing in layers.
You will be able to walk away with at least one two-layer photolitho print of your very own.
What You Bring: Design sketches, and editioning paper (guidelines to be covered in class).
What we provide: Photolitho Plates, necessary chemicals, suitable drawing materials and stencil supplies, proofing paper and printing ink.
You will also be allowed 12 additional hours of print studio access, to be used during or up to 3 months after the end of class (schedule permitting).