Co-hosted with Woodstock School of Art, this two-day workshop will explore the use of photopolymer printing plates in tandem with digital photography to create solar plate etchings. This unique process is a completely non-toxic approach without the use of solvents or acids. We will print digital positives of your images first, which will then be etched onto the plate. Plates are then exposed using UV light, processed with water, and printed via an etching press. This workshop will give you an insight into the hybridization of digital techniques with the handmade print. Both digital and analog source images will work with this process. The resulting print will have an old world look similar to palladium prints, with rich blacks and a wide tonal range. A half day will be spent at CPW. The rest of the workshop will take place at WSA.
About Gabriel García Román
Gabriel García Román was born in Zacatecas, Mexico in 1973 and raised in Chicago, IL. He received his B.A. in studio art at The City College of New York. Gabriel is a photo-based artist and craftsman. As an artist he’s constantly looking for ways to counteract the flatness that’s inherent to photography: weaving folding, cutting, interlacing prints or collaging are all different attempts at realizing that goal. Photography allows him to explore aspects of his identity and decode the world he lives in. Queer Mexican. American. Immigrant. Secular. Catholic. To learn more about Gabriel please visit www.gabrielgarciaroman.com.
Please note: Half a day at CPW, one and a half days at WSA
Registration will take place via the Woodstock School of Art.