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Photopolymer Platemaking Two-Day Workshop

January 21 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Instructor: Jami Taback

Location: Room 208 Printmaking Studio

Sessions: 2

Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 21-22, 2023

Join Jami Taback in this exciting exploration of photopolymer plates, a safer alternative high-quality printmaking process that uses sunlight and water instead of toxic chemicals. Learn printmaking techniques that cover inking, color and tools used for embellishing the plate.

Tap into the mysteries of your creative potential. You will have the opportunity to create several prints in brilliant colorful expressions. Plates work for intaglio printmaking and are extremely durable and versatile. Some printmaking experience is helpful but not essential. Participants may bring their own paper. Asian papers work beautifully and so does fabric, like silks and cottons with a tight weave. Fiber artists enjoy this process when creating wearable art.

Class fee includes inks, paper, and one 4” x 5” polymer plate. Additional plates (4” x 5” and 8” x 10” will be available to purchase from the instructor). Notes: Bring a bag lunch as there will be a 30 minute break each day. Participants can bring their own apron and gloves or use those in the studio.

Day One: Learn how to put your image onto a transparency and transfer it to the polymer plate. Participants will print proofs.

Day Two: Discussion about paper. Explore different inking methods. Continue printing – each participant will create a small edition of prints.

Upon registration you will receive more detailed instructions from Jami Taback. Questions about the class? Email Jami at

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: Adults


Sliding Scale Class Fee: $140/$230/$330

Jami Taback


Jami Taback is an interdisciplinary artist and thinker, whose work involves printmaking, book arts, and installation.  Believing artists are messengers, projects address and bring awareness of social justice and the global water crisis. Currently the artist is living and working in Santa Rosa, California. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including more recently an installation at: Rowan University School for the Earth & Environment, Discovery Hall, New Jersey and The Center for Earth & Environment at Nevada Museum of Art, Tides Converge Gallery at the Presidio, San Francisco, California. Jami is a past President of the California Society of Printmakers. The artist has been the recipient of a California for the Arts Covid-19 Relief Grant, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NY, and a 2023 Puffin Foundation Grant and is represented by Annex Galleries, CA.

Jami Taback studied with and monitored the studios of Master Printmakers, Krishna Reddy at NYU and Ruth Leaf on Long Island. Jami has attended residencies in Budapest, Hungary and her work was acquired by the offices of the Director of the Health Services, Budapest. The artist won a Prize for her painting, Woman World at the Arad Biennale, and Romania in 2004. She teaches printmaking processes to eager students and is committed to working in a non-toxic approach to the arts. The Echinacea Project, a painted mural created with youth who reside at the shelter and who work the garden in their free time, at the Community Garden and The Wishing Wall, an installation with an interactive mailbox system filled with dreams, ideas, secrets, and communication, Dream Center Shelter for Homeless Youth, Santa Rosa, CA. 2016, Woodward School, Freeport, NY, Adventures in Printmaking, Art for Kids at Risk, 1999-2007. Jami is the Founding Director of Talk Art, Inc., an art history lecturing service begun in 1972 in NYC continuing for 32 years.

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