Photoplate Lithography

3 Apr 2016

Event times

10.00am - 4.00pm

Cost of entry

£75 / £67.50 concessions

Leicester Print Workshop

Leicester, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Leicester Train Station

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On this day 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


Photo-plate lithography can pick up an amazing amount of subtle tonal detail, and does not require lots of specialist lithography equipment. This course is a great introduction for beginners, or can be an ideal refresher for those returning to plate lithography.

Course structure:


  • Welcome to LPW
  • Initial introduction to photo-plate 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

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 contemporary original prints, artists’ books and three-dimensional works. Printmaking has been her specialist area of interest since she first discovered etching whilst studying at Kingston University 2002 – 2005. Kathryn is the technician at West Yorkshire Print Workshop and was the Lithography Intern at Leicester Print Workshop for 2013.

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