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Intermediate Photopolymer Gravure

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Intermediate Photopolymer Gravure
Karen Hymer
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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February 25, 2020
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March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Transform your photographs into stunning gravure etchings while discovering the beauty of ink on paper. In this three-day intermediate level workshop, participants will take their gravure work to the next level. Using light-sensitive steel-backed solar plates, participants will work with larger plates and more advanced techniques. During the workshop, participants will make two 6" x 8" plates and one 8" x 10" plate. A variety of papers will be explored as well as the a la poupee method of applying color. Participants have the option of hand-coloring their prints and will each leave with eight to ten prints.

About the Instructor(s)

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator living in Silver City, New Mexico. She holds BFA, MA and MFA degrees in Fine Art Photography and has taught for over 25 years. She sees teaching as an opportunity to present new ways of experiencing the world through interaction with nature and image making. Karen’s current work explores the effects of time on the human body and various plant life. Her richly detailed photogravures emphasize the interplay of texture, pattern, light and shadow in muted earth tones. Her images are visually seductive; a poetic beauty is revealed in often overlooked subjects.

Materials List: Students Bring

• 5 Digital photographs (email to teacher two weeks before class starts)

• Apron or old shirt

• 12" x 16" (or larger) box for prints


• Hand coloring materials

• Favorite watercolor paper

*Students should have completed a beginning workshop with this instructor in the last 3 years. Contact instructor to confirm eligibility at

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Plates

• Aquatint screen

• Paper

• Inks

• Exposure unit

• Newsprint

• Gloves

• Wiping cloth

• Scrapers

• Film

• Printer with ink to make film

• Ink brushes

• Magnets

• Tape

• File

• Tray

• Developing brush

• Hairdryer

• Powder

• Powder brushes

• Glass

• Support for glass

• Q-Tips

• Dawn soap

• Colored pencils

• Pastel

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