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Course Description

Discover the art of polymer photogravure with internationally acclaimed Maine artist Jeanne Hall. Jeanne shows students how the modern technology of digital images and an Epson printer can produce plates from which stunning hand pulled prints through a variety of traditional inking and wiping techniques. Students will experiment by using a variety of these techniques on an assortment of beautiful paper to explore their personal visual voice in this medium. Photographers, painters, and mixed media artists will find endless inspiration and possibilities to incorporate into their art practice, while printmakers of all levels will find ways to dive deeper into a nontoxic world of intaglio and etching. AAN lifetime artist member Sherre Wilson Liljegren will assist instruction in this workshop kicking off this new and multifaceted printmaking method at the AAN. ALL LEVELS WELCOME

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Materials will be included, students will supply their own digital images to print from.

Introduction to Polymer Photogravure 18+

Jeanne Wells

Jeanne Wells is an internationally acclaimed photographer from Maine. Using medium and large format cameras, she employs a range of antiquarian and alternative printing techniques such as wet plate collodion, photogravure, platinum, liquid silver emulsion and lith printing. Wells studied with Mark Osterman at The George Eastman House and learned the polymer photogravure process from artist Josephine Sacabo and her assistant, Meg Turner at Josephine’s studio in New Orleans, Clay Harmon at North Light Photographic Workshops, Paul Taylor at Renaissance Press, and Silvi Glattauer at Baldessin Press in Melbourne, AU. She has received the Merit Award from Black and White magazine; a special mention for her website in Black and White UK magazine; and was one of six women written about in a View Camera Magazine piece entitled, “Women and Their Big Cameras.” Jeanne is represented by Unlimited Grain Gallery in Rotterdam, LensModern in London, and Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, Maine. Wells teaches and works at her studio, Things of This World Press, in Aroostook County, Maine. She says her early life in both music and poetry continue to influence and inspire her visual work. For more information go to (link: text:
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