, October 13th
, 2024, 9:00 – 4:00
Saturday, Ocotober 14th, 9:00 – 3:00
Bring a bag lunch
Cost:   $350, supplies included

Cancellation Policy:

30 days or more:  Full refund, minus $25 service fee
29 days – 21 days: 75% minus $25 service fee
20 days – 14 days: 50% minus $25 service fee
13 day or less: nonrefundable

If you are unable to register, the workshop may be full. Please email Karen to be placed on a waiting list. Karen@lightartspace.com

Instructor: Karen Hymer
Location: Light Art Space
Phone: 520-240-7075
Address:  209 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061



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Learn the art of photopolymer gravure printing from visual artist and Director of Light Art Space, Karen Hymer. In this two-day workshop participants will create  gravure etching prints from their photographs.  Using light-sensitive steel-backed polymer plates, you will experience how this environmentally friendly process translates photographic detail into ink on paper with unparalleled beauty.

No prior experience with printmaking is required. All necessary aspects of printmaking will be discussed including choosing inks, papers, and wiping material. Wiping and inking techniques will be covered.  You take home 7 – 10  photogravure prints of your images.

The making of digital positives will be discussed, but for the workshop itself, you will send digital image files to be made into a digital positive prior to the workshop. An email with details will be provided once you are registered.

All materials for this workshop are included in the registration fee.

Instructor Bio:

Karen Hymer was born in Tucson, Arizona. She earned her BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, Medford and her MA and MFA in Fine Art Photography from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Karen actively exhibits her work both nationally and internationally. Her work is in several public collections, including the Center for Creative Photography and the Polaroid International Collection. Dark Spring Press released the first book of her work in April 2018.

Karen’s experience and technical interests are wide-ranging. Although “trained” as a photographer and educator, her approach to image making explores the blending of photosensitive materials, digital media, and printmaking. She is fascinated with how the passage of time affects the human body and other natural elements in the world. In addition to working as a fine art photographer, Karen taught photography for over 25 years at Pima Community College, Tucson.

Karen relocated to Silver City, NM in the summer of 2018 to open and operate Light Art Space at 209 West Broadway. The space features galleries, wet darkrooms, a sculpture garden, a printmaking/teaching studio. Light Art Space offers a variety of workshops. Karen teaches workshops and private sessions in Photopolymer Gravure and other alternative photographic processes.