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Fine Art Digital Printmaking in Black and White and Color:
An International Intensive Workshop, Alhama de Granada (Andalusia), Spain:
with Paul Kohl and Carlos Gasparinho
When: May 6 (Saturday) to May 14 (Sunday)
Tuition $1,500

This in-depth, hands-on workshop is dedicated to the exciting world of modern photographic ink-jet printing, while carrying forward the traditional, beloved aesthetic of “fine print” photography. Our focus will be on getting your unique vision expressed in ink on paper using the best of available technology. This is a very special opportunity to work with these materials under the guidance of the Master Printer, Paul Kohl, and Carlos Gasparinho in the gorgeous landscape of Andalusia, Spain.

The workshop explores the tools and developments in fine-art digital printmaking, familiarizing ourselves with various aspects of Epson printers and all they can do, exploring Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, and some of the various papers available including Canson, Hahnemühle, and Awagami papers from Japan. We will be working with Ultrachrome inks for color, Pieziography’s K7 black inks for black and white printing at its finest, together with the necessary software to make the best possible black and white or color prints. We will also discuss how to set up a productive working environment to produce ideal image optimization.

Most importantly, we will work with black ink systems that provide the creative printer tools that surpass what could have been done in the chemical darkroom with silver gelatin papers in tonal range, expressive potential, and archival stability.

Participants will also have free time in the afternoons to explore and photograph in the beautiful landscape surrounding the workshop site or to consult casually with workshop staff.


Advanced Amateurs, Professionals, and those wanting to acquire the skills necessary to make expressive digital prints for exhibition, collection and sale. Anyone interested in the fine art of black and white printing is especially encouraged to participate.


There is no portfolio requirement but a working knowledge of digital workflow, solid Photoshop and/or Lightroom, and basic printmaking skills will be needed.



Lodging will be in the centre of Alhama de Granada and is included in the tuition, as well as daily continental breakfasts, coffee, and tea. There is space for twelve and acceptance will be on a first come, first served basis. All housing will be in walking distance to the workshop studio, which has 24/7 access.

There will also be a trip to the Historic Alhambra in Granada, access to the Arab Baths, and various events full of Andalusian culture (including hikes, music/dance, and cooking demonstrations).

While the primary instruction will be in English, there will be language support in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Students should bring their own laptops and whatever camera equipment they want to use.The primary focus of the workshop will be output but the landscape of southern Spain is irresistible.

About the Instructors:

Paul  Kohl

(with a print made with Awagami’s wonderful Bizan paper.)

awagami self

Paul Kohl has a BFA from the San Francisco Institute in Photography and a Masters Degree from Purdue University. He exhibits his work internationally with recent shows in Japan, Canada, the USA, Malaysia, Portugal and Singapore. His work is part of the permanent collections of several museums including the Joaquim Vermelho Museum in Estremoz, Portugal,

He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in the U.S.A., the Digital Creative Centre Research at NTU in Singapore, Kawasaki University in Japan, Maryland State Arts Council Grants for Poetry and Photography, and the Baltimore City Arts Council Grants for Photography.

He has published four books with Datz Press of Korea. They include monographs from India, Portugal, Japan and North Cyprus.

He has taught photography extensively in the USA, Asia and Europe in universities and in workshops with Epson. He has worked with Jon Cone and the Pieziography inks and printing system in order to keep the traditional photographic print aesthetic alive in the digital age.

He is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. You can see a complete résumé here and a more extensive biography here. His web site can be seen here.

Carlos Gasparinho

was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and has lived in Portugal, U.S.A., Canada, France, Switzerland, Latin America and the Middle East.
He graduated from Lisbon University with a degree in mechanical engineering.
He later studied Design at ESBAL, Lisbon, Sociology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and Economics (Post-graduation in Development and International Cooperation) at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. He is presently developing his Doctoral studies in Visual Arts at Universidade de Évora, Portugal.
All his life has been lived around photography. Carlos started using photographic cameras at the age of 6, and received a complete darkroom, as a birthday present, at the age of 10.
Carlos has taught photography since the 1970’s and exhibited extensively. In 1996 was invited to teach at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Recent exhibits (from 2012): Gallery artists, JAS Gallery, Paris, France (group); Time Lapse, JAS Gallery, Paris, France; Olá António, Galeria Municipal, Almada, Portugal; Time Lapse, Alliance Française, Lisbon, Portugal; Time Lapse, Galeria Municipal, Palmela, Portugal; Portas Abertas, Forum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal; Perdido em Évora, Évora, Portugal (curator); Elsewhere, with Thomas Nölle, Galeria Angeles Baños, Badajoz, Espanha; Escutchion, Galeria Arte Periférica, Lisbon, Portugal; Divide, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain.
Recent publications: Time Lapse (artist book); Suroest n.5 (supplement), Badajoz, Spain, Elsewhere, (artist book), with Thomas Nölle.

Payment methods under construction. To reserve a seat, please contact either:

Paul Kohl or

Barbara Price

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