Photopolymer Gravure Workshop
Taught by Karen Fiorito

Photopolymer Gravure is a relatively easy method of creating intaglio prints from both photographic and hand-drawn imagery. You will learn how to make a photogravure using a photopolymer plate. You will learn how to make a film with an imbedded random dot or halftone screen, print the film, expose and develop the plate, and print a signed and numbered edition of 5 prints.  The platemaking and processing it nontoxic, using a water based etching process.

Sunday, February 15th, 10-4pm
Saturday, February 21st, 10-4pm
Sunday, February 22nd, 10-4pm

This workshop is appropriate for beginning to advanced artists. Some Photoshop experience is required.

Tuition is $375 per student, and includes all necessary materials.



Karen Fiorito received her Master’s in Fine Art in Printmaking from Arizona State University and her Bachelor's of Fine Art in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Art in America, the Huffington Post, the LA Weekly, and URB Magazine. She has received several awards including a Change, Inc. Grant from Robert Rauschenberg and a Puffin Foundation Grant for a billboard installation in Santa Monica.

Fiorito is the sole proprietor of Buddha Cat Press, a socially conscious printmaking studio and publishing company. Her work as a Master Printer has been showcased at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles for the Pacific Standard Time Project and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Fiorito currently lives in Santa Monica and works out of her art studio in Culver City.