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ANNIE DAY and ROBIN EZRA, AUSTRALIA:

Robin Ezra and Annie Day are sisters who grew up in an artistic household with their mother a creator of exclusive ‘top end’ garments and their father a photographer.

Annie has been a practicing artist since gaining her painting diploma in 1974 from the National Art School, Sydney. Robin enrolled in Life Drawing classes at the ANU School of Art in 1985.

Printmaking Sisters are passionate advocates of safer, healthier and environmentally friendly printmaking techniques. Over the past 12 years they have taught these safer techniques in Florence, UK, Ballarat, Bowral, Newcastle, Adelaide, Sydney, Maldon, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.

CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING WITH A PAINTERLY EYE

Printmaking Sisters take the mystery out of using Photoshop to create Photopolymer plates in a course suitable for artists and enthusiasts at any level of knowledge from newcomers to experienced printmakers.

Learn how to create your own stunning impressions with colour, tone, texture and form.

Follow our practical guidance and take your imagery to another level by manipulating your artwork in Photoshop. Your transparencies are exposed to photopolymer plates using U V from the sun or one of our U V exposure units. The plates are washed out with water to reveal the etching. This is an environmentally friendly way of creating an etching plate.

  • In the course you will be allocated a computer to work with or if you prefer you may bring your own laptop.
  • Our detailed notes and instruction on all components of the course are provided. 
  • We show you how to make transparencies which will ensure top quality plates.
  • Robin and Annie will demonstrate the best ways to expose and wash out your photopolymer plates. These plates are also called solar or sun plates.
  • Inking and printing these remarkable plates is a delight. Instruction given on the inking technique known as ‘a la poupee’ where colours are added to the plate before printing.
  • We discuss creating an edition.

Robin and Annie, the Printmaking Sisters have years of experience in every aspect of teaching this technique in Australia and Italy.