Polymer Photogravure at Cullowhee Mountain Arts

occurred on June 26th, 2016

I will be teaching a polymer photogravure workshop at Cullowhee Mountain Arts in June, 2016. This workshop will be held at the campus of Western North Carolina University in Sylva, which is just a stone’s throw from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This workshop will use a modern polymer coated plate to create an intaglio-etched surface, which will then produce the photographic gradation of tones making the photogravure one of the most beautiful continuous tone photographic printing process. The process presents a fantastic opportunity to expand the range of visual content that can be included in books and other similar projects.

This is a five day workshop that will introduce you to the basics of making polymer photogravure prints. We will have abundant time and resources to accomplish a lot of printing. It is quite feasible to leave this weeklong workshop with an entire portfolio of 8-12 images! We will cover platemaking, inking, wiping and editioning techniques, along with some advanced printing techniques such as chin√© colle and a la poupe√© inking.

For registration and more information, visit the Cullowhee Mountain Arts website.