Advance your printmaking in this intensive 2-day workshop

Students who have made the leap into digital printmaking may have learned the basics, but if you are striving to advance yourself, this workshop is for you. Students are exposed to use and evaluate the latest Epson printers, ink, papers, and profiles. An integrated approach to using Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom will all be detailed and practiced. This intense 2-day workshop goes deeper into fine-art printmaking and explains the tools needed to understand how it differs from making a basic print. Through direct classroom demonstration, critiques, and lectures, students learn a variety of techniques and tools that will help improve and refine both their digital files and print output. Participants leave with finished prints and the knowledge needed to get the results they are looking for. Also, students leave with a vastly expanded set of possibilities for making images.  Students will work with Epson P600 printers and will be printing with Epson Premium Luster paper, Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag paper, Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper, and Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta papers.  Additional papers may be purchased from the Digital Service Department on campus.

What you need for this workshop:

Students will be required to bring a small body of digital work for this workshop. File size must be at least 1680x1200 for practical printing use. File formats of .jpg, .psd, or .tiff are required. This workshop will be in one of our digital labs outfitted with Macintosh computers. Knowledge of the Macintosh operating system is encouraged.  

Lunch is included, other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath.  $75/night


Jim Nickelson

Jim Nickelson is a photographer whose work is driven by an interest in science and nature. Science is thus the underpinning for all of his photography, whether it be work based on the concept of the passage of time, work motivated by natural rhythms and cycles and patterns, work exploring the mysteries of nature, or work simply inspired by the wonder of the natural world.

Jim works full time as a fine art photographer and custom digital printer (as Nickelson Editions) and teaches workshops on photography and digital printing both privately and through Maine Media Workshops. Before committing himself to the photographic life, he pursued the classic artistic career path of NASA engineer and corporate lawyer. Jim makes his home in Camden, Maine, with his amazing wife and daughter.

Jim has received numerous awards, including being honored as Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park in 2014. Jim has also exhibited widely, including in museums or galleries such as the Photo Resource Center at Boston University (Boston, MA), Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockport, ME), University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME), Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA), Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME), Three Columns Gallery at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), University of Wyoming Art Museum (Laramie, WY), 555 Gallery (Boston, MA), VoxPhotographs (Portland, ME), Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA), Preston Contemporary Art Center (Mesilla, NM), Spiva Center for the Arts (Joplin, MO), Ten High Street Gallery (Camden, ME), Kingman Gallery (Deer Isle, ME), Gallery Photographica (San Francisco, CA), and Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT).

Jim's work resides in corporate, public, and private collections across the United States and Canada.

©Jim Nickelson

Course Dates

Mar 19 to Mar 20



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