August 18, 2018 - Polymer plate photogravure with Ray Bidegain & Susan DeWitt

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Montmartre.jpg
Chapel.jpg
tulips on paper pg.jpg
Angel.jpg
torso 2 PG.jpg
Billy1.jpg
TarlatanShawl.jpg

August 18, 2018 - Polymer plate photogravure with Ray Bidegain & Susan DeWitt

395.00

August 18th, 2018 9am-5-pm

$ 395.00

Join fine artists Susan de Witt (website) and Ray Bidegain for a 1 day workshop in polymer plate photogravure.  During this introductory workshop you will learn how to take your original photographs and print them using ink (Charbonnel) and an etching press.  All materials will be supplied and students will leave the session with one of a kind handmade polymer plate photogravures.  Class is limited to 3 students, lunch will be provided.

Topics to be covered: 

  • Digital positives - for this introductory class we will be producing digital film positives for the students to make more time for printmaking.  The techniques for making the positives will be covered in an advanced class to be announced.

  • Exposing and developing the polymer plates using film positives and an aquatint screen.

  • Inks and materials needed for printmaking

  • Inking and wiping the plates

  • Paper selection

  • Printing the inked plates on a professional etching press.

  • Finishing and presentation of the final prints.

  • Class limited to 3 students

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