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Beginning Polymergravure

Keith Taylor,   D  ust storm, Saguaro NP, AZ , 2014, Polymergravure   

Keith Taylor, Dust storm, Saguaro NP, AZ, 2014, Polymergravure


Dates: Tuesdays: February 20, 27, and March 6, 13, 20, and 27; 6-9pm
Saturdays: March 10 and 17; 10am-1pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
Cost: $355 (10% discount for HP members)
Registration: Deadline is Friday, February 9
Enrollment: Maximum 10; minimum 6
Instructor: Keith Taylor

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Course Description: The traditional process of copperplate photogravure is a complex and time-consuming one, but this alternative contemporary method uses polymer plates that are processed in water and are both environmentally friendly and quicker to work with. This introductory workshop in polymergravure will guide participants through each stage of the process from the original image file to the final print. Techniques covered will include how to make the film positives using Adobe Photoshop and an inkjet printer, how to expose and process the plates, and methods of inking, wiping and pulling prints. Participants should be prepared with a digital file of an image (either from a digital camera or from a scan) that has been edited and is ready for printing. Polymer plates (2 - 8.5 x 11” per student), aquatint screens, ink and enough paper to create a small edition will be provided although participants may wish to bring their own additional printmaking paper.

About the Instructor: British-born Keith Taylor is a photographer and printmaker living in Minneapolis. For over thirty years he has printed exhibitions and portfolios for photographers and now concentrates on the processes of platinum-palladium, gelatin-silver, and polymergravure. He has written and contributed to many photographic magazines and books, and has presented at the Alternative Photographic International Symposium (APIS) in Santa Fe and the f294 symposium in Pittsburgh. Taylor’s own photographs have been widely exhibited across the US and the UK and are held in many private, corporate and museum collections. He is a three-time recipient of Individual Artist grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and in 2011 he was awarded a Minnesota Center for Book Arts/Jerome Foundation mentorship.


Are you, or a friend or family member a veteran looking for art experiences in a relaxed, supportive workshop environment?  Highpoint is now offering free classes for veterans.  HP will reserve one free slot in each adult class for a veteran, as long as you call HP and register prior to the class sign up deadline (please identify yourself as a veteran when you call to register).


Registration may be completed by calling Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or emailing Registrations are finalized upon receipt of payment.

If payment is not received within one business week your place in the class will not be reserved.