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Photopolymer Gravure for Photographers
May 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$185
Photopolymer Gravure Workshop for Photographers
Monday, May 9th, 9 am-5 pm $185 includes all supplies
All levels welcome, no experience needed.
All students must be fully vaccinated.
Learn the art of photopolymer gravure printing in this one-day intensive workshop! Using light-sensitive steel-backed solar plates, participants will create 4 x 5 gravure etching prints from their photograph. This environmentally friendly process translates photographic detail into ink on paper with unparalleled beauty.
No prior experience with printmaking is required. All necessary aspects of printmaking will be discussed including choosing inks, papers, and wiping material. Wiping and inking techniques will be covered. Be prepared to marvel at the way your photograph is transformed through ink on paper!
Karen Hymer was born in Tucson, Arizona and has spent most of her life in the Sonoran desert. She earned her BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, Medford and her MA and MFA in Fine Art Photography from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Karen actively exhibits her work both nationally and internationally. Her work is in several public collections, including the Center for Creative Photography and the Polaroid International Collection. Dark Spring Press released the first book of her work in April 2018.
Karen’s experience and technical interests are wide-ranging. Although “trained” as a photographer and educator, her approach to image making explores the blending of photosensitive materials, digital media, and printmaking. She is fascinated with how the passage of time affects the human body and other natural elements in the world. In addition to working as a fine art photographer, Karen taught photography for over 25 years at Pima Community College, Tucson.