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Professional Development for teachers & students

One day printmaking workshop with Silvi Glattauer

The Baldessin Press & Studio offers tailored professional development for groups of teachers and students. These workshops provide the perfect opportunity for an immersive teaching experience in our professional and fully equiped printmaking studio. To book or to discuss how we can tailor a workshop for your group, please fill out the form below or contact Silvi directly on 0417 377 962.

WORKSHOP / Photopolymer Photogravure Printmaking: from Photography to Etching

Explore and learn the use of photopolymer printing plates in combination with digital photography to create etchings. Silvi uses a completely non toxic approach without the use of solvents or acids. In this workshop the group will transfer images directly onto the plate with the use of an inkjet printer. Plates are then exposed using UV light, processed with water and finally printed via an etching press. This workshop combines both handmade and digital techniques, offering a unique and engaging creative experience. All equipment and materials are supplied.

Teachers Professional Development Workshop
ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Outcomes for teachers:

  • skills and information on setting up a non-toxic, user friendly environment for etching techniques that can be easily applied in the classroom with students of all year levels.
  • an appreciation of the hybridisation of digital techniques and handmade printing
  • first-hand experience in plate making processes
  • first-hand experience in printmaking processes, including ink and paper options, setting up the etching press, colour options with roll ups and digital chine colle.
  • extensive technical notes & digital resources (provided to all participants)

Delivery options
Personal (full day) – $750
Two participants (full day) – $550 each
Three participants (full day) – $450 each
Four-eight participants (full day) – $280 each

Visual Art Student & Teacher Workshop
ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Outcomes for students:

  • Demonstration of plate making process
  • Demonstrations and discussions of printmaking processes, including inks and paper options, colour options with roll ups and digital chine colle.
  • an appreciation of the hybridisation of digital techniques and handmade printing
  • Participants will have the opportunity to make one A5 plate as well as several prints.

Delivery details
Six hour workshop, includes discussion and demonstrations, followed by hands-on plate making and printing by students.
Min 8 students – Max 20 students (with one or two accompanying teachers)
$120 per head (includes materials)

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One on One Tuition with Silvi Glattauer

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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.

Fee
$450 for one person, $350 for two people (includes one A4 plate, more plates 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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Photopolymer Photogravure

with Silvi Glattauer

When  Sat & Sun 5 & 6 August 2017
Hours 10 am – 4 pm
Cost $550 (materials partly included)
Enrolments info@baldessinpress.com.au or fill out form below

2 Day Workshop
Explore and learn the use of photopolymer printing plates in combination with digital photography to create Photogravure etchings. This is a completely non-toxic approach without the use of solvents, or acids.

This workshop will teach you the ‘Direct to Plate’ system. We transfer the image 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. 

We do not use films for making plates, which simplifies the process immensely. Giving you more time to make prints!

This workshop will give you an insight into the hybridisation of digital techniques with the hand made print. We will look at printmaking techniques, including inks and paper options, setting up the etching press, color options with roll ups and digital chine colle.

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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)
Enrolments info@baldessinpress.com.au

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
Enrolments info@baldessinpress.com.au

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)
Enrolments  info@baldessinpress.com.au

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