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Zoom Photopolymer photogravure with Ray Bidegain at Cascabel Press
Zoom Photopolymer photogravure with Ray Bidegain at Cascabel Press
Zoom Photopolymer photogravure with Ray Bidegain at Cascabel Press
Zoom Photopolymer photogravure with Ray Bidegain at Cascabel Press
Zoom Photopolymer photogravure with Ray Bidegain at Cascabel Press
Zoom Photopolymer photogravure with Ray Bidegain at Cascabel Press
Zoom Photopolymer photogravure with Ray Bidegain at Cascabel Press

Photopolymer photogravure with Ray Bidegain at Cascabel Press

$495.00 USD
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 September 10th & 11th 2022

Join printmaker and photographer Ray Bidegain for a 2-day workshop in polymer plate photogravure.  During this workshop you will learn how to print your original photographs using the timeless process of Photogravure. Learn to etch photopolymer plates using the DTP method of imaging and processing. Once made you will learn to ink your plate with traditional etching inks and print them using my Takach etching press. Needed materials will be supplied and students will leave the session with small editions of handmade polymer plate photogravures.  Class is limited to 4 students, lunch will be provided.

Topics to be covered: 

  • Direct to plate positives - during this workshop you will be producing digital files as positives and afterword using epson printers to image polymer plates to be processed trimmed and readied for printing.

  • Exposing and developing the polymer plates.

  • Inks and materials needed for printmaking

  • Inking and wiping the plates

  • Paper selection

  • Printing the inked plates on a Takach etching press.

  • Finishing and presentation of the final prints.

  • Class limited to 4 students

My schedule is flexible and I can offer sessions weekdays as well as weekends. Once you have signed up for the session we can look at our calendars and choose dates to work together.

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FAQ

Do you offer private mentoring at this time

Yes, I am fully vaccinated and accepting students to my studio that are likewise vaccinated

Can we talk about a custom mentorship ?

Yes indeed, I often create workshops that are tailored to the needs and interests of my students, I am able to provide studies in all Alt process photography genres.

Can you mentor me in the making of photographs as well as the processes?

I will look forward to helping you find your way with making photographs of what ever your desire, I can help you do discover that same desire as well.

How about selling work?

Over the years I have explored many venues of commerce for my work and I will gladly share them with you as you decide what is best for your situation.

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The Cascabel Press Studio

My darkroom and printmaking studio

for the last 32 years I have worked in the cozy basement of my 110 year old home in Portland Oregon. Your fine prints are made here and are a product of my love of photography and art.

My backyard daylight studio

Where I make pictures

for the last several years I have been making my work in a small daylight studio in my backyard.