Combined photography / photogravure printmaking workshop, arrive 21 – 26 Aug 2022 (5 days / 6 nights).
The course consists of a few days of photography of your choice (still-life, landscape, abstract, natural/studio lighting), and then making photogravure plates of a few selected images which you will ink, wipe and pull through a traditional etching press to produce unique hand-crafted gravure (etching) prints.
We will go through the stages of photographic post-production and image processing, e.g. cataloguing, editing, image processing (Lightroom / Photoshop).
Note: you can use any digital camera, a DSLR or a smartphone. What matters most is how you use your camera, not what you use.
For more information on the workshop see https://www.tariqdajani.com/workshops For the tutor Tariq Dajani see https://www.tariqdajani.com/my-story
Duration of residency
5 days / 6 nights (21 – 26 Aug 2022).There may be a possibility to stay longer if needed.
Accommodation is provided by Casa da Cabaza, a stylishly renovated Galician farmhouse that functions as a rural B&B and a creative centre. It is located between a lake and a forest in the green countryside of Galicia, northwestern Spain. It is a beautiful location, far from the busy world, peaceful and close to nature. It is also our home, and that of our dogs, horses, cats and free-ranging chickens. In our spare time we enjoy gardening, horse riding, reading and writing, cooking healthy meals, music and connecting with the nature and life around us. Casa da Cabaza has 4 spacious rooms with double beds and 1 room with 2 single beds. All the rooms have private bathrooms and ample storage space. Linen, towels and weekly room cleaning are included. Several rooms have writing desks. Let us know if this is necessary for your stay. There is a large lounge area which is used for meals, recreation and work. There are various outdoor terraces, spacious gardens and other areas which are part of the farm (organic vegetable garden, horse paddocks, chicken house, fruit tree orchards, etc). Accommodation during the workshop is full-board, which includes all meals and drinks.The ethos at Casa da Cabaza is similar to the philosophy that shapes our permaculture-inspired, organic vegetable garden and our approach to horse training. We aim to create an environment that allows for the growth and development of both the individual and the collective in a holistic and respectful manner. A greater learning and sharing of knowledge, ideas and inspiration, is achieved through connecting and (partially) working with others. Artists may share their room and meals with their partner for an additional fee. For more information on where you will stay see https://www.casacabaza.com
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We provide photographers, artists and printmakers the opportunity to escape the busy world to have time and space to recharge and developskills and knowledge through tuition, inspiration and practice.The photography and photogravure printmaking workshop is ideally suited to photographers/printmakers/artists with any level of experience who wish to develop their photographic skills in a specific area of their choice, and have the unique experience of etching a selected image or two onto a master metal plate and producing hand-made photogravure prints from the plate.The print studio is equipped for polymer photogravure printmaking, digital image processing and Giclée inkjet printing. The equipment includes a UV light exposure unit, indoor/outdoor exposure meters, a Harry Rochat cast iron etching press, a digital printing station with a calibrated Eizo monitor and an Epson SC-P800 A2 printer. There is also a small photographic studio suitable for portraiture/still-life, with pro-lighting, stands, backdrops and props, plus there are numerous places around the property for studio-backdrop set-ups and outdoor photography.Course materials are included and provided for the workshop. The materials for photogravure printmaking will include Toyobo polymer plates, oil-based inks and a range of quality etching papers. Inking tools, gloves, wiping cloths, studio aprons, cleaning supplies, paper towels, etc, will be provided. There are sufficient materials for the course. Additional plates and papers can be purchased if needed.
Studio / Workspace
The studio and other spaces are shared. Artists guest rooms do afford relatively spacious private spaces for computer work, drawing and other non-messy practices. See above for a full description of the studio spaces.
Fees and support
The fee is €1200 for 5 days / 6 nights, which includes accommodation, materials for the courses, meals, drinks and collection from local transportation points if needed. An accompanying partner (sharing your room and meals/drinks but not participating in the workshop) would be an extra €240Fees do NOT include international/national travel or personal/medical insurance.
Expectations towards the artist
It is optional if you wish to present your work or to give a talk. However we do encourage communication and participation with others to help create a pleasant and inspiring environment for everyone’s benefit.
Write by email to Tariq at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 4 weeks prior to arrival to enquire about availabilityInclude any areas of photography/printmaking that are of specific interest.When accepted you will be invited to pay a non-refundable booking fee of 50% of the total fee. When this is paid your place is confirmed. The remainder is paid before or on arrival at Casa da Cabaza.