Fine Art Printing Workshop

Fine Art Printing

Join me for this two-day intensive workshop focused on the art and craft of fine art digital printmaking. While we will cover every aspect of printing from capture to handling of prints, this workshop is designed to take the complexity and frustration out of printing.

It is designed for anyone who wants to develop a strong foundation in all aspects of digital printing. If you want to perfect the ability to consistently produce prints you are proud of and that reflect your vision, this class is for you. A good general knowledge of Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and a laptop computer are highly recommended. Note: This class is NOT meant as an in-depth Post Processing class. Printer Calibration and RIP Technologies will not be covered.

Limited to just 6 students, the first day (half of) the workshop focuses on teaching you important concepts and techniques of modern printmaking. On the second day (in the second half) you will put it all into practice with two of your images. We’ll work on making your images come to life, from processing to final print, and transform your own digital files into something you can hold and touch, something to be proud of.

Printing your own work is a rewarding experience that adds to your creative potential. You will learn how to craft an expressive print that conveys your vision as a photographer and visual artist whether you’re just getting started with a new printer or just want to take your printing skills to the next level.

Date & Time

Last Class - Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30, 2017
Next Class - tba

  • Saturday, April 29: Please try to arrive for 9:00 am to allow for introductions, a quick tour, refreshments (coffee/tea, donuts/pastries) and processing payments. Class will begin at 9:30 am sharp.
  • Sunday, April 30: Class starts at 9:30 am sharp. If you have questions, need specific help, or just want to lounge around prior to class you can arrive at 9:00 am.
  • Classes usually end around 4:30 pm but may run until 5:00 pm in order to answer any questions.

Location

The workshop takes place in my private print studio for a total hands-on learning experience.

Banded Rock Studios (in Ladner)
4681 – 56th Street, Delta, BC V4K 3X4

Class Details

This class covers the art of making fine art prints from capture to print. I take you behind the scenes explaining how to capture images for print and how to establish a consistent workflow that produces the best results from your printer.

  • What to Bring
  1. Bring a USB which includes a black and white image and colour image you would like to print. You will need to bring the edited TIFF or PSD files as well as the original RAW files. Note your B&W image should be created from a Color Image.
  2. Prints of any or both of the two images.
  3. A laptop
  • Printers
    The Epson Stylus 3880 and 4600, and the Canon Pixma Pro-10 professional printers will be used for printing.
  • Soft Proofing
    We’ll cover soft-proofing in Lightroom and how to adjust your image and create print specific files for optimum print quality.

  • Hardware and Software
    We’ll cover the latest inkjet printers on the market and how to choose one, and how to get the most out of your printer and image editing software. We will also explore printer maintenance and fine tuning adjustments. 

  • Paper Selection
    We’ll explore all aspects of fine art paper and how to choose a paper based on personal vision, subject matter, and your overall artistic goals. The very best Hahnemuhle and Ilford Galerie fine art papers will be available for your prints,

  • Post Processing & Workflow
    We will cover sharpening and noise reduction, making local and global edits to color and tonality, and black & white conversions using Lightroom’s Develop module, and plus basic and advanced uses of the Print module. We will also investigate printing directly from Photoshop.

  • Color Management
    Learn the basics of digital color management and how to create and maintain a color managed workflow for consistent print results. We will discuss your workspace and lighting.

  • Capture
    Learn how to maximize image quality at capture.

  • Aesthetics of Printing
    We’ll explore the technical and aesthetic factors that make the difference between a mere good print and a museum quality fine art print.

  • Prints
    Students will have the opportunity to examine the challenges of printing large images onto 13x19 paper and to learn a wide range of techniques for maximizing overall print quality required for creating larger prints.
  • Print File Management
    We will also look at some Lightroom Tools that will help you manage and organize your print files.
  • Basic Matting & Framing (time permitting)
    I’ll discuss the basic techniques in gallery quality mating and framing, as well as recommended materials, tools and where to purchase recommended products.

Registration

This 2 day workshop is $229.00 plus taxes (GST & PST taxes of 27.48). Total is $256.48 (which includes materials).

Upon paid registration, students will receive further details and specific homework instructions.

This class requires a minimum or 3 registered students to run and has a limit of 6 students to allow for personal coaching time with each student.

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