STPI x The Corner Shop

Nature's Impressions: Photopolymer Plate Etching & Bookbinding


Embark on a creative journey with our Nature's Impressions Workshop, where you will delve into the fascinating world of photopolymer plate etching. This hands-on experience will guide you through the process of creating intricate relief prints using light sensitive materials and an exposure unit inspired by the beauty of nature.

Learning Takeaways:

  • Photopolymer Plate Etching: Explore the materials and tools necessary for creating photopolymer plate
  • Nature-Inspired Print Creation: Translate the textures and patterns found in nature into stunning relief prints
  • Accordion Bookbinding Skills: Gain insights into the structure of a book and learn to mount your prints on paper to create a unique accordion-style book

Session Overview (3 Hours):

  • Introduction & Demonstration (15 minutes):
    • Welcome and overview of the workshop
    • Brief introduction to the art of photopolymer plate etching and its applications in printmaking
    • Overview of the nature-inspired bookmaking project.
  • Photopolymer Plate Etching (1 hour):
    • Explanation of materials and tools
    • Demonstration of plate preparation, exposure and developing
    • Hands-on practice: Participants create their photopolymer plates, experimenting and troubleshooting with the negatives provided
  • Relief Printing (50 minutes):
    • Introduction to inking and relief printing 
    • Participants ink their photopolymer plates and create relief prints
    • Exploration layering techniques
  • Bookmaking Fundamentals (50 minutes):
    • Overview of accordion book structure and materials.
    • Demonstration of mounting prints onto paper and assembling the accordion book.
    • Discussion on various binding options and creative layout possibilities.

Join us for a transformative journey blending nature, art, and creativity! No prior experience is necessary, just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm! Recommended for ages 12 and above.



Let our friendly instructors teach you the basics of print and papermaking techniques, before they closely guide you along your creative experimentations!



Come as you are! We provide all the tools and materials you need to create your very own masterpiece in a safe and fun environment.

what to expect


Take home all of your amazing creations – along with the brand new skills you've learnt.

The perfect memento for friend and family gatherings, or weekend dates!

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