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Color Photo-based Printmaking

Please Watch Your StepJudy Hochberg
Saturday & Sunday, December 13 & 14, 2014, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$75 material fee due first day of workshop

This workshop is full.  Call to put your name on the waiting list.

This workshop will introduce students to a 4-color Photopolymer Intaglio printmaking process that simulates photogravure and takes a digital photograph to the next level of artistic expression.

We will begin in Adobe Photoshop and break down a color photograph into separate CMYK color channels (like commercial printing) – These separate colors will be printed onto transparency film and exposed onto Toyobo Printight Polymer plates, which hold beautiful detail are developed in water. Once the plates are made, they will be inked up like etching plates and printed one on top of each other to create a rich, full-color image. Students will have instructor support to create the film positives in Photoshop, make the plates, and learn how to print them with a precise registration system and oil-based etching inks. Each student will create a 6” x 8” 4-color image.

Workshop instructor, Judy Hochberg has been working in this medium for ten years. She will show examples of prints throughout the workshop.

Photoshop experience is helpful, but not necessary. Students will need to bring a digital image on a thumb drive or cd-rom. Precise instructions will be sent to students in advance.

Materials fee includes plates, films, inks and paper