Category Archives: Workshops 2015

One on One Tuition with Silvi Glattauer


Accelerate your skills with personalised tuition from Silvi Glattauer. Tuition can be tailored to your personal needs and experience. Silvi specialises in direct to plate photogravure, digital printing and fine art photography.

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What is Direct to Plate photopolymer photogravure?

Direct to Plate photopolymer photogravure is a process that uses photopolymer plates in combination with digital photography. The image is transferred directly on to the plate with the use of an inkjet printer. Plates are then exposed using UV light, processed with water and printed via an etching press. This method does away with the need for a double exposure and the vacuum frame meaning you will spend less time making plates, and more time making prints!

Working with Silvi offers an insight into the hybridisation of digital techniques with hand made printing processes and covers printmaking techniques, including various ink and paper options. She teaches a non-toxic approach without the use of solvents or acids. This tuition assumes that you have a basic working knowledge of Photoshop and your digital camera.

$450 for one person, $350 for two people (materials charged extra).
Dates to suit you – week day or weekend
To book please fill in the form below or call Silvi directly on 0417 377 962.

About Silvi Glattauer
Silvi is a professional practicing photographer with a particular interest in non-silver alternative processes. Silvi specialises in the Photogravure process using non-toxic photopolymer plates. She finds that the combination of traditional printmaking with photographic images gives her work an added dimension that further develops the use of photography in fine art practice. Silvi also has a background in the Adult Education Sector with extensive experience in co-ordinating and running workshops. She has been running workshops at The Baldessin Press & Studio for the past 12 years as well as teaching photographic fine art printmaking at RMIT and NMIT in Melbourne.

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Traditional Zinc Plate Etching – 4 Day Summer Workshop

with Robert Hails

When Thurs – Sun 25 – 28 January 2018 (Australia day public holiday Fri 26th Jan)
Hours 10 am – 4 pm
Cost $890 (materials included)

Learn the basics of etching. Produce an image on a zinc plate, explore aquatints, wax pencil and colour. Come along with an idea or a simple drawing and explore the process of producing a small edition. Suitable for all levels Continue reading

Photographic Syntax – 4 Day Summer Workshop

with Lloyd Godman

When Thurs – Sun 25 – 28 January 2018 (Australia day public holiday Fri 26th Jan)
Hours 10 am – 4 pm
Cost $650

Course basics:
The Photographic Syntax workshop is designed to unlock the full potential of the camera and give participants the knowledge, skill and confidence to make critical, creative decisions at the very point of shooting. It explores what is photographic syntax, how an audience has been conditioned to read this within a photograph and as a photographer how the camera can be used to control it in a predictable manner. It covers, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, lenses, perspective, lighting, framing, view point, image design, and the complex interrelationship of all of these. While the theory of photographic syntax will be discussed, the workshop will be strongly based on specific, experimental shooting and critical, comparative, analysis. It utilizes the full 4 days to explore these methodically one step at a time through practical application in a relaxed manner.

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Photopolymer Photogravure – 4 Day Summer Workshop

with Silvi Glattauer

When Thurs – Sun 25 – 28 January 2017 (Australia day public holiday Fri 26th Jan)
Hours 10 am – 4 pm
Cost $890 (materials included)

This very popular once a year workshop is now in it’s 15th year!

Work at an intense level to create your personal body of work with the guidance and expertise of Silvi. Immerse your self completely over the four days and take advantage of this beautiful bush setting to explore and produce stunning prints non-toxic photopolymer photogravure plates. This workshop will use the Direct to Plate method for making your plates.

Using non-toxic photosensitive printing plates, this is an ideal workshop for photographers or printmakers. Photogravure produces the most exquisite, rich and velvety tones through the printing process. Includes digital techniques for making plates, colour chine colle techniques, a la Poupee and more! Continue reading