Masterclass in Alternative Photography - Photogravure: An Early Photographic Printing Process With A Modern Twist

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Date: 17 August - 21 August 2020
Venue: Centre for Fine Print Research, Bower Ashton
Venue Location: https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/about/visitus/howtofindus/howtofindcitycampus.aspx
Time: 9.30 - 16.30


Photographic printing processes from the mid and late nineteenth century offer a wide variety of printed surface, colour and texture that differ markedly from the clean, sometimes almost sterile appearance of modern digital images. The early photographic processes (aka alternative photography) require a real hands-on approach in the choice of paper, chemistry and coating, and provide every opportunity for the printmaker to produce individual and beautifully aesthetic work.

This five day course led by Dr Peter Moseley will introduce course delegates to all the key aspects of the process including:

· Calibrating polymer plate exposure
· Producing the digital transparency
· Exposing, washing out and hardening the polymer plate
· Preparing the paper, inking the polymer plate and pulling the print
· Drying and protecting the print

Delegates will be able to make gravure prints from at least three of their own photographic images, from film negatives, photographic prints or digital files. This course is suitable for beginners and no prior experience of intaglio printing or Photoshop (a computer program for editing digital images) is required.

All specialist materials, equipment and catering are included in the course price and we have a fully equiped darkroom. This course will be held at UWE Bristol's Bower Ashton Studios with a maximum of 10 participants.

Book your place online.

Cost: £750 Full Price or £650 Concessionary Price
Contact: Dr Peter Moseley
Telephone: +44 (0)117 3285864
E-mail: CFPRinfo@uwe.ac.uk

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