PHOTOGRAVURE WORKSHOP

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Hot Bed Press Studios

First Floor, Casket Works

Cow Lane

Salford

M5 4NB

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Learn copperplate photogravure in a two day workshop, taught by printmaker Jack Whitwell.

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PHOTOGRAVURE WORKSHOP with Jack Whitwell. In association with Matthew Murray

9th and 10th November from 11am - 5pm

£45 for 2 days

Hot Bed Press Studios, First Floor, Casket Works Cow Lane, Salford M5 4NB

5 PLACES ONLY MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE

Learn copperplate photogravure in a two day workshop, taught by printmaker Jack Whitwell. You will learn how to expose, etch and print a 10x8 inch sized photograph of your choice. A high resolution image must be sent via email to jack.whitwellart@gmail.com,  at least 3 days ahead of the workshop. Some prior experience of etching and photography may help, however, it is not essential as full tuition will be provided.

What is Photogravure? The photogravure is an intaglio print, much like an etching, aquatint or mezzotint. The continuous tone of the original photographic negative are etched, in varying strengths of acids, onto a copper plate using a carbon printed gelatin resist and an aquatint halftone. Ink is then applied to the etched plate, wiped with a cheese cloth. Dampened cotton rag paper is laid on the plate and is then run through a roller press. The image in ink is then transferred from the plate to the paper. Photogravure is a true continuous-tone ink printing technique. Hand printed photogravures have an atmospheric and object quality that is unique to the process. The print will also last a millennia, without fading, if cared for.

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Hot Bed Press Studios

First Floor, Casket Works

Cow Lane

Salford

M5 4NB

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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