This introductory workshop covers the traditional techniques of copperplate photogravure etching and is designed for artists, printmakers, and photographers of all skill levels. Over the course of the workshop, we will take a photographic image from file to film to plate, then etching, and finally printing by hand. Hand wiping and printing in the intaglio method will be the focus of the third day and other techniques such as chine collé and printing on Asian papers will be introduced in order to get varied and successful results from the image.
We will be working on smaller, manageable size plates from 8x10 to 9x12 inches using photographs from digital files. Students will be instructed ahead of class as to file preparation.