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Copper Plate Photogravure Workshop with Unai San Martin

Presented by The Image Flow at The Image Flow, Mill Valley CA

Mar 26 - 28 2021
Copper Plate Photogravure Workshop with Unai San Martin

COVID-safe in-person workshop to learn Copper Plate Photogravure process

Learn traditional Copper Plate Photogravure, an alternative process printing technique that blends photography and printmaking.

*A note regarding COVID-19 precautions:

In order to offer this workshop, The Image Flow is taking careful precautions to ensure the safety of our students. Both students and instructor will be wearing masks at all times, and distancing will be observed as much as possible. If you have any concerns, please get in touch and we can address them with you directly!

This three-day intensive workshop is designed for photographers and printmakers that wish to learn the copperplate photogravure process.

Students will be guided by Gravurist Unai San Martin through all the steps: making digital transparencies, exposing, etching and printing their work.

In this hands-on etching workshop, students will work with traditional copper plate and experiment with the photogravure process. Students will be able to complete up to three 8×10 inch copper plates and use an extensive array of papers and inks, producing limited-edition prints.

Class Schedule:

  • Friday, 10AM–5PM: Introduction. History and real samples done in gravure. Making digital transparencies for gravure. Sensitizing, exposure and development. Etching.
  • Saturday, 10AM–5PM: More sensitizing, exposure and etching. Proofing the plates.
  • Sunday, 10AM–5PM: Fine printing. How to mix inks and damp paper. Printing techniques, (Chine Colle, etc..). Critique of prints.



Contact: 415-388-3569


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Fri-Sun, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Image Flow

401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941



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