You will learn how to etch drawings, photographic images or other suitable visual art onto solar-plates, which are then inked by hand and printed through a traditional etching press onto fine art papers.
By producing a master printing plate, you will be able to create multiple, beautiful impressions of your work using classic oil-based etching inks on quality art paper. Due to the nature of the process, each hand-pulled print is a unique, tangible object with depth and a beautiful textural feel. In this age of mass digital printing, such a thing is very special.
You may choose to learn the whole process, from digital file to final print. Alternatively, I can produce the etched plates for you from your art works, so that you can concentrate on inking and printing. The latter option is for anyone doing an individual workshop with the aim of printing a body of work.
Participants with any level of experience are welcome, as each person can learn, practise and proceed at their own pace.
Workshops and studio printing of etched solar-plates to produce hand-crafted gravure prints. There are scheduled group workshops for photographers, artists and printmakers, with individual tuition and assisted printing arranged on request.
The courses are held at Casa da Cabaza, a B&B and creative workshop centre located on the shores of a countryside lake in beautiful, rural Galicia, northwestern Spain.
It is a beautiful location that provides a creative and peaceful environment. By getting away away from daily routines, you will be able to focus completely on printing your art work without distractions.
My professional background in photography is as an artist and a commercial photographer with over 20 years experience of working in London, Stockholm and Dubai.
I now live in Galicia and focus solely on art photography and printmaking projects and workshops. To see some examples of my work, visit Tariq Dajani Photography.
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