PRINTING A FINE ART MASTERPIECE

In the FINE ART Print workshop you will learn from the experience of working alongside a Master Printmaker hand-making a print.

In this fine art printing session we will work with one of your negatives so you can learn how to select the best image to work with, print and finish a photograph to the highest FINE ART standard.

Working in a small group of 2-3 participants, advanced darkroom techniques, equipment and processes as well as creative printing controls will be demonstrated and performed.

At the end of this workshop you will have a finished FINE ART print ready for framing.

Who would benefit from this workshop:

  • People with good to excellent B&W darkroom practice wanting to advance their skills
  • Previous participants of the Maud Darkroom B&W Series
  • Those who may have an interest in witnessing the handcrafting of a Fine Art print from one of their photographs

Workshop spaces: 2–3 participants

TOPICS: THE FINE ART PRINT

  • What is the difference between a Photographic Print and a Fine Art Photographic Print?
  • The Fine Print aesthetic
  • Fibre papers for Fine Art work
  • Split contrast printing
  • Archival processing and storage
  • Using toners for aesthetic effect and archival purposes (discussion only)
  • Advanced aspects chemical preparation, safety and management
  • ‘Full sheet’ printing
  • ‘Black-border’ printing (using the full negative)
  • Washing and drying concerns
  • Flattening wrinkly fibre prints
  • Spotting and finishing

This course is designed to run over 3 sessions that may be conducted consecutively in one day, or in 3 separate sessions

  1. The Fine print – what’s it all about (2 hours)
  2. Master printmaking session (2.5 hours)*
  3. Finishing, care and storage the Fine Art print (1.5 hours)*
*These times are based on 2 participants, should the workshop be run with 1 or 3 participants the total time will vary.

The workshop includes materials for one finished Fine Art print:

  • Fine Art Fibre Paper for one finished 30x40cm hand-printed image
  • All test strips and work prints for one negative
  • A folder to transport the finished print
  • Notes, reference materials and web links, supplied electronically
  • A certificate of participation

DATE: Saturday, November 26, 2016, 9.30am – 4pm (AEST)

COURSE FEE:     2-3 participants          $370pp

BOOKING: Eventbrite

The course is also offered as a 1-on-1 for $520, email us with enquiry