This class is an introduction to the polymer photogravure process, a non-toxic alternative to the traditional copperplate photogravure process. This intaglio printing process enables the artist to produce continuous-tone photographic images using ink and paper. Plate-making, inking, wiping and printing techniques will be covered in this class and the student will leave with 8-12 etched plates and numerous prints from each plate.
The length of the class will allow the student the opportunity to make a small editioned portfolio of prints and is an ideal opportunity to unify a small body of work with several sets of a series of prints. Photographers interested in exploring a new printing process will learn all the basic techniques necessary to return to their own studio and begin making prints using this process.
Sign up for this workshop at the Ansel Adams Workshop website.