This class will offer instruction for both new students and those continuing in gravure. Continuing gravure students will be encouraged to try more challenging subject matter. Beginning students will learn to make a basic gravure plate and will be taken through all the steps necessary. As a group, we will focus on pulling a fine exhibition print.
We will be creating our plates from digital files. Please send a high-resolution digital file by Thursday, April 9 to the MGC Studio email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The first session of class will begin with a tutorial on preparing a digital positive in Photoshop with Marcia Bujold. If you have a laptop with Photoshop please bring it to the first class.
We will use the Cape Fear Phoenix gelatin. Materials Fee will be collected in class depending on usage.
PHOTOGRAVURE with DIGITAL POSITIVES
Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
April 15, 22, 24, 29, May 1 (5 sessions)
Limited to 6 students
*Includes 20 hour of open workshop time
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
Beth Ganz has over 30 years experience in plate making and intaglio printing. Her photo-based work incorporates photogravure, digitally-printed images, painting, and drawing. Her work is in many corporate, private, and museum collections. Cynthia Reeves, New York, and Gottheiner Contemporary, St. Louis, represent her work.
Marcia Bujold is a printmaker, graphic designer and illustrator working in photogravure and other intaglio processes. She has extensive experience with Photoshop, using it to design and create graphics for television, documentary film and print, and for photography and photo restoration. Her animation design has aired on television and cable networks, including HBO and Cinemax.