Take a leap into the world of fine art digital printmaking in this 2-day workshop

Students who have made the leap into digital imaging may have learned the basics, but if you are striving to advance your skills in digital printmaking, 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 deep 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, 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 each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.

Instructors

Ashley Craig

Ashley Elizabeth Craig is an artist and educator living in Camden, Maine.  She received a BMA in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina and an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia.  She has taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of South Carolina, Miami International University of Art and Design (MIUAD), Barry University and has now settled in at the Maine Media Workshops + College. 

In late 2012 Ashley, along with two colleagues started a not for profit organization, named Ticka-Arts. Ticka-Arts uncovers hidden talent within the photography community and showcases their work on their website as well as physical exhibitions at rotating locations in the US and the Caribbean. 

Ashley is active in the fine art community, exhibiting nationally in Massachusetts, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and California. She participates in portfolio reviewing events and both attending and giving artist lectures and guest critiques.  Ashley also works curating both graduate and undergraduate exhibitions with Universities and Colleges.  She has been an active member in SPE since 2004 working with different committees and caucuses.

Course Dates

Mar 4 to Mar 5
May 6 to May 7

Tuition

$545

Class Size

14