GROUP COURSES

 

PHOTOGRAVURE MASTERCLASS

 

A comprehensive course on direct-to-plate (DTP) polymer photogravure printmaking. 

DATES

20 - 26 June 2021

19 - 25 Sept 2021

INCLUDES

  • Processing digital image files for photogravure using Photoshop

  • Printing direct to the polymer plate using an Epson SC P-800
  • Calibration of polymer solar plates for accurate tonal reproduction

  • Exposing the plate in measured UV light (UV unit or sunlight), processing the plate

  • Preparing the plate and paper for print

  • Inking, wiping and pulling the plate through the etching press

  • All personal tips and techniques are shared

COST & SUITABILITY

  • All-inclusive fee €1290 for 5 days / 6 nights. Includes the course, all materials, private accommodation, all food & drinks.

  • Suitable for participants with some knowledge of digital file processing using Photoshop

  • Limited to FIVE places only 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAVURE 

A combined workshop consisting of a photographic shoot on location which you will process and select several images from, and then produce them as photogravure prints.

DATES

30 May - 5 June 2021

19 - 25 Sept 2021

INCLUDES

  • A portraiture / still-life photographic shoot (with natural or studio lighting) OR a landscape / location shoot in the area.

  • Cataloguing, editing and processing images using Lightroom.

  • ​Preparing 1-2 images for photogravure printing using Photoshop.

  • An introduction to the calibration of polymer plates for full tonal reproduction, printing the images direct-to-plate.

  • Exposing the plate to UV light and etching using water.

  • Inking, wiping and pulling the plate through the etching press to produce a unique, hand-crafted photogravure print​.

  • Tuition and technical assistance are given at all stages: with photographic equipment, lighting and studio set-ups, props, platemaking and printing, etc.

  • Note: camera equipment can be sophisticated or as simple as a smartphone. What matters is to use your tools creatively.

COST & SUITABILITY

  • All-inclusive fee €1290 for 5 days / 6 nights. Includes the course, all materials, private accommodation, all food & drinks.

  • Suitable for participants with ANY level of experience, from beginners to experienced photographers / printmakers.

  • Limited to FIVE places only. 

GENERAL INFO

COURSES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in a private, en-suite room at Casa da Cabaza.

  • All meals, snacks and drinks, including wine / beer with evening meals.

  • Full use of guest facilities at Casa da Cabaza.

  • The 5 day courses include an excursion to the ancient Roman-walled city of Lugo for a Galician lunch, followed by a visit to the regional museum's collection of Spanish etchings.

DO NOT INCLUDE

  • Travel (train station / airport pick-up / drop-off can be arranged).

  • Personal / health / travel insurance.

SCHEDULES

A typical day consists of 6 - 8 course hours, plus breaks for meals and drinks, time to rest, reflect and do your own thing.

The courses are intended to shape the flow of ideas and work, allowing you to develop your skills and practice, not to restrict them.

A weekly schedule might be:

  • Arrival day: introductions, tour of location and facilities, discussion. of the week’s programme, evening meal with the group.

  • Day 1: demonstrations, examples and videos; hands-on workshop.

  • Days 2-3: working on your own with assistance and tuition when needed.

  • Day 4: morning in the studio; afternoon visit to Lugo.

  • Day 5: completing final work, feedback and summing up.

  • Departure day: breakfast, goodbyes and departure.

 

NON-PARTICIPATING COMPANION

A non-participating companion is welcome to join you and share your room for an additional fee of

  • €240 for the week OR

  • €80 for the weekend

Meals and drinks included. 

EXTRA NIGHTS

You may wish to extend your stay before or after the course to suit your travel requirements &/or to see more of the region's attractions. For more info see here.

 

 

WEEKEND PHOTOGRAVURE
 

A 2 day introductory group course to experience the making of 

hand-crafted photogravure prints of your photographic images.​​

DATES

TBA for 2021

 

INCLUDES

  • Preparing images for photogravure printing.

  • Exposing and etching the plates.

  • Manually inking, wiping and pulling the plates through the etching press to produce unique, hand-crafted photogravure prints​​​.

  • Full assistance will be provided at all stages.

COST & SUITABILITY

  • Cost €480 for 2 days / 2 nights, for the course, all materials, private accommodation, all food & drinks. Additional nights to suit travel arrangements at €70 per night.

  • Suitable for participants with ANY level of experience, from beginners to experienced photographers / printmakers.

  • Limited to FIVE places only. 

 

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