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PHOTOGRAVURE MASTERCLASS     BOOK NOW

DIRECT-TO-PLATE (DTP) PRINTMAKING

 

DATES

7 June - 13 June 2020

20 September - 26 September 2020

 

This is a 7 day comprehensive course that covers the entire workflow of direct-to-plate, polymer photogravure printmaking. You will learn the entire process, from processing a digital image to printing with a traditional etching press. This is one of the very few photogravure workshops in Europe that teaches DTP printmaking. It is essentially a practical course, although there is always room for creativity and experimentation.

 

It will include:

  • an overview of polymer photogravure print making with examples of different approaches

  • learning how to calibrate polymer plates for UV light exposure and accurate tonal reproduction

  • processing your images using Photoshop

  • DTP printing, exposing and processing the plate, and preparing for print

  • preparing the paper; inking, wiping and pulling the plate through the etching press

  • personal tips and methods

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINTMAKING      BOOK NOW 

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICES with an intro to PHOTOGRAVURE PRINTMAKING

 

DATES

28 June - 4 July 2020

30 August - 5 September 2020

 

This is a 7 day courses that  combines a chosen photographic approach (still-life, studio portraiture or outdoor photography) with an introduction to photogravure printmaking. I will help with any gaps in technical knowledge and will offer instruction on lighting, set-up, props, etc, as needed. You will learn through example and practice. Camera equipment can be sophisticated or simple - even a smartphone! What matters is how you use your tools, not how fancy they are. You will select an image from your shoot to make a photo-etched metal plate and then produce a series of beautiful photogravure prints from it. This is a very special opportunity for a hands-on experience of photogravure printmaking. Not to be missed!

 

It will include:

  • studio lighting tuition

  • previsualisation methods to help you shape your picture before shooting it

  • cataloguing, editing and processing your selected images

  • practices to help you make strong photographic work with feeling and emotion that reflects your true inner self

  • preparing your final, processed image for direct-to-plate printing using Photoshop

  • an introduction to the calibration of polymer plates for UV exposure and tonal reproduction

  • photogravure plate making: printing, exposing and processing the plate

  • printing your image by inking, wiping and pulling the plate through the etching press

 

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PRIVATE CLASSES       BOOK NOW

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINTMAKING

 

DATES

By arrangement

 

The private classes are tailored to allow you to develop your specific areas of interest. The subjects that I cover in these classes may include all that is mentioned above, from photogravure printmaking to the photographic approaches in still-life and portraiture, as well as practical sessions to connect more deeply with your inner self to develop artwork with deeper meaning. I am open to discuss any suggestions or ideas that you may have which you would like to explore within these areas of creative work. Please don't hesitate to let me know.

 

COST

  • 2 days/3 nights €900

  • 3 days/4 nights €1300

  • 4 days/5 nights €1700

  • 5 days/6 nights €2100

 

INCLUDES private accommodation, meals, drinks, as per the group classes. Also includes sole use of the studio with partial or full support.

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE printing materials; travel costs; personal insurance.

GROUP CLASSES

 

PARTICIPANTS

Group classes are limited to FIVE places only and are suitable for participants of any level of experience, as each person will progress at their own speed.

 

COST

€1290 per person, all-inclusive for the course, accommodation, meals and more.

 

INCLUDES

  • 5 course days plus materials.

  • 6 nights accommodation in a private, en-suite room at Casa da Cabaza.

  • All meals, snacks and drinks, including wine/beer with evening meals.

  • 1/2 day excursion to the ancient Roman-walled city of Lugo for a Galician lunch, followed by a visit to the regional museum's collection of Spanish etchings.

  • Full use of guest facilities at Casa da Cabaza.

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Your travel to arrive here. (Local airport pick-up/drop-off can be arranged).

  • Personal travel and health insurance.

 

THE PROGRAMMES

A typical day will consist of 6 - 8 course hours, breaks for meals and drinks, and time to rest, reflect and do your own thing. The programmes are not rigid and can be adjusted to suit requirements.

The courses are intended to shape the flow of ideas and work, allowing you to develop your skills and approach, not restrict them.

 

A typical week might be:

  • Day 1: arrival, introductions, tour of location and facilities, discussion of the week’s programme, evening meal with the group

  • Days 2: demonstrations, examples and videos; then you will start getting into the work

  • Day 3: you will be working on your own with assistance and tuition when needed

  • Day 4: morning in the studio; afternoon visit to Lugo (see above).   

  • Days 5, 6: completing final work, with feedback and summing up at the end of day 6.

  • Day 7: breakfast, goodbyes and departure

 

 

NON-PARTICIPATING COMPANION

A non-participating companion is welcome to join you and share your room for an additional fee including meals and drinks.

 

DISCOVER GALICIA

You may also wish to extend your stay before or after the course to see more of the region's attractions. For more info go here.