Polymergravure is a non-toxic, faster, and environmentally friendlier alternative to the traditional copperplate photogravure process. Create a black-and-white printed image generated from a photograph and printed on an etching press. Create prints that have the gravity and feel of a 19th-century photogravure with the ease of 21st-century printing technology! This introductory workshop guides participants through each stage of the process from the original image file to the final print. Techniques covered include how to edit files correctly for the process using Adobe Photoshop, how to expose and process the plate, and the various methods of inking, wiping, and pulling prints in the Printshop. This workshop concentrates on the increasingly popular, and simpler, way of making plates using the direct-to-plate method, eliminating the need for multiple exposures, aquatint screens, and a lot of the darkroom work. Participants need to bring several high-resolution digital files of images (either from a digital camera or from a scan of film) that are ready to be edited in Photoshop. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Materials fee of $58 and facility fee of $127 (covers supplies provided by the Printshop) in addition to the course tuition. Open to students ages 18 and above. Review complete policies, including class cancellation policies, before completing your registration. This class has limited access to the Printshop. The class meets on Thursdays from 6:00–9:00 p.m. and students have open studio work time Saturdays and Sundays 12:00–5:00 p.m., no access on Sunday, July 23 due to a MCAD event. Students do not have access to the Printshop outside of these hours. Prerequisites Experience with Adobe Photoshop is helpful, but not required. Required materials Supplies pen or pencil notebook or sketchbook USB drive or cloud storage option for saving work latex gloves printmaking paper several high-resolution digital files of images (either from a digital camera or from a scan of film) that are ready to be modified in Photoshop A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting. Students should expect to spend approximately $50 on supplies. Some supplies are covered by the materials fees.Hardware Students will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software. If students want to use this software at home, they will need a computer capable of running Adobe software.Class resources This class uses Adobe Creative Cloud, the Printshop, and Papercut, MCAD's print management system. Please see links for more information.What to wear Clothes appropriate for messy creativity. Close-toed shoes are required. Long hair should be tied back. Class savings Register on or before May 15 and save $25. Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).Additional Savings. Are you eligible? Questions? Contact MCAD Continuing Education at email@example.com or call 612.874.3765. Register Title Non-credit Tuition $403.00 Join the waitlist You will be notified immediately if a spot in this course opens up. First Name Last Name Email Alternatively, call 612.874.3765 for waitlist options Date: Thu, Jul 6, 2023 - Thu, Aug 3, 2023 Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m. CST Day(s) of the week: Thursday Ages: Open to students ages 18 and above. Term: Summer 23 Instructor: Keith Taylor Location: In Person SKU: CSFA 9340 01 SU23 Prerequisites: Experience with Adobe Photoshop is helpful, but not required.