Photopolymer Gravure

Photopolymer Gravure Workshop
Instructor: Karen Fiorito


Photopolymer Gravure is a relatively easy method of creating intaglio prints from both photographic and hand-drawn imagery. Photopolymer prints can rival copper plate photogravures, but are processed in a fraction of the time and materials, and require a fairly minimal learning curve.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make a photogravure using a photopolymer plate and a digital film. You will also learn how to make a film with an embedded random dot or halftone screen, the matrix for the image. Each artist will have the choice of making 2 one-color images or 1 two-color image. 

Saturday, January 9th
, 10-4pm
Saturday, January 16th, 10-4pm
Sunday, January 17th, 10-4pm

Prospective students must have a reasonable understanding of Photoshop. Platemaking or printmaking experience is not required. Images do not have to be of photographic origin. Students will be asked to bring Photoshop files of images or drawings and a laptop (if they have one). A thumb drive for transferring images is also recommended.

About Karen Fiorito:
Karen Fiorito received her M.F.A. in Printmaking from Arizona State University and her B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has participated in over 100 national and international exhibitions, and her art has been featured in major publications such as Art in America, the Huffington Post, the LA Weekly, and URB Magazine.