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The Beauty of Ink on Paper: Photogravure for Photographers

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The Beauty of Ink on Paper: Photogravure for Photographers
Karen Hymer
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$220 plus $70 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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. Photopolymer gravure printing evolved from the 19th century gravure process that involved metal plates, toxic chemicals and long exposures. Today we can make equally wonderful prints using non-toxic, light-sensitive Solarplates that develop in water instead of acid. This environmentally friendly process translates photographic detail into ink on paper with unparalleled beauty. Participants will choose three favorite digital photos to turn into gravures (2) 4"x5" and (1)8"x10). Students will leave with 8 - 10 prints. No prior printmaking experience is required.

About the Instructor(s)

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator from Tucson, Arizona. She holds a BFA, MA and MFA 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


• Apron or old shirt

• 11" x 14" or larger box or portfolio

• 3 digital files sent to instructor in advance

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

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