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A comprehensive workshop that covers all aspects of direct-to-plate (DTP) polymer photogravure printmaking.

  • Processing digital image files for photogravure using Photoshop

  • Printing direct to the polymer plate using an Epson SC P-800
  • Calibration of polymer solar plates for accurate tonal reproduction

  • Exposing the plate in measured UV light (UV unit or sunlight)

  • Processing the plate and preparing it for print

  • Inking, wiping and pulling the plate through the etching press

  • Personal tips and techniques

  • Includes sufficient art materials for the class


This workshop consists of the following elements::

  • Photographic shoots of your choice, e.g. landscape, portraiture, still-life or using natural or studio lighting.

  • Cataloguing, editing and processing images using Lightroom and Photoshop.

  • Hands-on experience of polymer photogravure &/or Giclée printmaking.

  • The photogravure session includes processing the plate, then inking, wiping and pulling the plate through an etching press to produce a unique, hand-crafted photogravure print​.

  • Tuition and technical assistance are provided at all stages.

  • Lighting and studio set-ups are available for still-life and portrait shoots.

  • Suitable for participants with any level of experience using any means of digital image capture (DSLR or a smartphone). What matters is that you use your tools creatively.


All workshops are now offered on an individual, private basis. Dates are by arrangement. Don't hesitate to enquire about availability.

A typical day may consist of 4 - 6 hours of work with breaks for meals and drinks, time to rest, reflect and do your own thing.

The sessions are intended to shape the flow of ideas and work, allowing you to develop your skills and practice, not to restrict them.

While there won't be the dynamics of a group session, the benefits of an individual session are many: full access at all times to equipment, personal tutor attention and to be able to tailor the session according to your needs as you go along. Plus you will not need a full week unless you wish to spend extra time printing - and perhaps even some photography as well. There is lot's to shoot here!

Email to enquire about a workshop



  • Cost:

700 for 2 days 3 nights

1000 for 3 days / 4 nights

1300 for 4 days / 5 nights.

  • Includes private, self-catering accommodation at Casa Cabaza. An ensuite double bedroom with a lounge and kitchen with facilities to prepare your own food and drinks..

  • Optional excursion to the ancient, Roman-walled city of Lugo for a visit to the regional museum's collection of Spanish etchings followed by a traditional Galician lunch.


  • International &/or long distance travel.

  • Personal, health &/or travel insurance.

  • Additional art materials.

  • Food & beverages.


Nearest international airports are:

  • Santiago de Compostela, 1.5 hours

  • A Coruña, 2 hours by car

  • Porto (Portugal), 3 hours by car

Local train station is Monforte de Lemos

Train station & airport pick-up/drop-off can be arranged.


A non-participating companion is welcome to share your accommodation for an additional fee of 25 per day/night. Separate accommodation for a friend may also be arranged..


You wish to extend your stay to suit your travel requirements &/or to see more of the region's attractions. For more info see here.

For all bookings, see Terms and Conditions

For info on how to get here see Travel

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