Workshop: Photogravure

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Date(s) - 02/09/2019 - 02/16/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Main Street Arts


Workshop: Photogravure

Two-session workshop: Saturday, February 9 and 16
12 to 3 p.m. each session
$165 per person, all materials included
Limited to 5 participants only

Gallery artist, Pat Bacon will lead a two-session workshop on photogravure, a type of printmaking that uses photographic imagery with an etching process. The focus will be on expanding the creative options for those who are interested in photography and/or printmaking. Learn how to use your photographs on polymer/steel plates and complete a series of unique photogravure prints. The outcome can be expressive and dramatic, and while using the same image, can be different each time it is printed.

Session 1
Full plate exposure process demonstration with historical references and modern possibilities discussed. Participants will expose the light sensitive plate and develop their images in water.

Session 2
Demonstration of full intaglio print process and paper preparation. Participants will print their plates.

Other information:
– Participants will print either one 11” x 8” image, or two 5” x 7” images
– Image(s) must be at least 300 dpi at size
– Please email these images to the gallery at

Note: Participants will have enough paper to make either 6 large prints (11” x 8”) or 12 small prints (5” x 7” each), additional paper will also be available for purchase during the workshop if needed.