studioAll workshops below will take place at Dawn’s studio in Birchington, Kent.

All workshops will have a maximum of 4 students. Prices include all materials needed.

For further information or to book a place please contact me or call 07749841734


Solar Plate Etch Workshops 

Introduction to Solar Plate Etching Workshops

More dates coming soon

These 1 day workshops focus on introducing students to the 2 basic techniques used for solar plate etching; single and double exposure

A solar plate (also known as a photopolymer plate) is a steel plate coated with a light sensitive polymer layer. The plate is exposed to uv light (weather permitting using natural sunlight), washed out in water. This environmentally friendly printmaking technique does not require the use of acid or other harmful chemicals and is a quick and versatile technique. It can be used to produce images that can be printed in both intaglio and relief using hand drawn images, photographs, natural materials, photocopies etc as the starting point to making a plate.

During the 1 day workshops students will

  • make up to 4 plates (sized approx 10 x 15cm) using single and double exposure techniques.
  • learn how to ink, wipe and print the plate
  • learn how to clean and store the plate
  • learn the best papers to use
  • find out about buying supplies

All materials are included in the cost of the workshop.

Open to complete beginners as well as those with experience

To book a place or for further information please contact me or call 07749841734


Advanced Solar Plate Etching Workshop

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A 1 day workshop for people who have completed the 1 day introduction workshop or have previous experience of solar plate etching (also known as photopolymer etching). This workshop gives an opportunity for individuals to develop their use of solar plate etching with guidance and support.

  • Students will be provided with 4 small solar plates (approx 10 x 15cm)
  • Each individual will focus on how they wish to develop their own use of solar plates
  • Various inking and wiping techniques will be demonstrated
  • There will opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques and materials for example:  chine colle, printing onto polymer clay, using solar plates to make simple stamps.

All materials are included in the cost of the workshop but students will need to bring along any materials they wish to experiment with (eg. specialist papers, objects or natural materials)

To book a place or for further information please contact me or call 07749841734


3 day Collagraph Course

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Collagraph is a printmaking technique using a plate that is made from textured materials glued to a backing plate. The resulting plate can be printed in intaglio, relief or both and can be combined with other techniques.

Students will learn a variety of techniques for making collagraph plates using plaster, textured materials and natural materials. Students will also learn how to ink and print a collagraph, how to apply colour rubs and top rolls, chine colle and experiment with different papers.

All materials supplied

Open to complete beginners or those with experience. This workshop is limited to 3 students.

To book a place or for further information please contact me or call 07749841734

Other dates or courses can be arranged for groups. Please contact to discuss