sothgravure-6 copyI’ll be leading another polymer photogravure workshop at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis towards the end of the year. Instead of the usual 2.5 day workshop that I’ve taught in the past, this will be just two days — Saturday and Sunday.

The traditional process of copperplate photogravure is a complex and time-consuming one, but this alternative and contemporary method uses polymer plates that are processed in water and are both environmentally friendly and quicker to work with.

This introductory workshop will guide you through each stage of the process from the original image file to the final print. Techniques covered will include how to make the film positives using Adobe Photoshop and an inkjet printer, how to expose and process the plates, and methods of inking, wiping and pulling prints.

gravureParticipants should bring a digital file of an image (either from a digital camera or from a scan) that has been edited and is ready for printing. Polymer plates, aquatint screens, proofing paper and ink will be provided although participants may wish to bring their own additional printmaking paper.

The class size will be limited to 8 and the registration deadline is November 23rd.

More information at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912, West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Telephone (612) 871-1326