2017 Copper Plate Photogravure Workshops With Paul Taylor
August 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14
October 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9
NEW!!! I recently developed a technique for making beautiful copper plate photogravures using Dragon Tissue. The technique requires no humidity control, takes a fraction of the time, and the etching is done in a single bath!
The abundance of variables inherent in copper plate photogravure plate making and printing is limited only by the artist’s imagination.
This summer, Renaissance Press will be offering three intensive copper plate photogravure workshops, introducing students to the evolution of copper plate photogravure technique and imagery, from the processes inception to present day practices. Artists that wish to use Mylar for direct copper plate photogravure plate making and printing are also welcome. The skills learned from the digital film discussions and tutorials will enable workshop attendees to return to their studios and make beautiful digital film for any contact print based photographic process. A comprehensive PDF detailing all aspects of photogravure taught at the workshop will be given to workshop participants. The PDF includes a comprehensive list of suppliers and references related to photogravure and printmaking.
The workshops will take place at Renaissance Press in Ashuelot, New Hampshire. Participants should expect intensive days in a relaxed environment. Renaissance Press is located on the bank of the Ashuelot River and is a 25 minutes drive to Keene New Hampshire or Brattleboro Vermont.
Registration & Tuition:
Five Day Workshop Tuition $1,300.00 plus materials
A 50% deposit is required to secure a place in the workshop.
Please see the Workshop Overview page for important information.
To register please contact Paul Taylor
The workshops will cover:
- An Overview of Color Management
- Digital File Preparation
- Scanning from Film or Hand Drawn Media
- Film Linearization
- Photogravure Platemaking
- Photogravure Printing - natural proofs, tissue printing, chine colle, oil rolls, à la poupée printing & more.
- There is a book between the lines!