Workshop: Photogravure with Pat Bacon (Two Part Series)

Main Street Arts
20 West Main St.
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Phone: (315) 462-0210
Date(s): November 10, 2018 - November 17, 2018
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Price: $165 per person

Two-session workshop

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.

Limited to 6 participants only

Session 1 (Saturday, November 10)

Pat will demonstrate a full-plate exposure process, discussing historical techniques and modern possibilities. Participants will expose the light sensitive plate and develop their images in water.

Session 2 (Saturday, November 17)

Pat will demonstrate the full intaglio print process and paper preparation. Participants will print their plates several times on the gallery’s etching press, using techniques from the demonstration to create a unique print each time the plate is run through the press.

Additional Info:

• Participants will have the opportunity to print one 11” x 8” image, or two 5” x 7” image

• Participants must either email the image(s) they are using for the workshop to the gallery one week in advance of the first session, or bring a USB drive with their image(s) to the workshop

• Image(s) must be at least 300 dpi at size

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

Workshop: Photogravure with Pat Bacon (Two Part Series)