July 1st – July 9th 2017
July 22nd – July 30th 2017
October 7th – October 15th 2017 

7 working days from 9 am – 5 pm = 60 hours

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The printmaking course is held in the lovely little Andalucían mountain village of Capileira, in the Sierra Nevada mountains, 1600 meters above sea level. The ancient Moorish town with its white houses, flat roofs and cairn-like chimneys is a true architectural gem. Buildings, aqueducts etc. are all included by preservation orders, and the Sierra Nevada mountains themselves are designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Just below Capileira, the cold, clear melt water from the perpetual snows of the Sierra Nevada (literally: the snowy mountain range) forms the rushing streams of the Río Poqueira, tempting the passer-by to enjoy a refreshing dip in the hot hours of the afternoon. The softly sculpted mountains are intersected by deep, dramatic gorges and melt water streams, providing a breathtaking abundance of artistic subjects, the like of which is found in few other places in Europe.

In these surroundings, the printmaker Henrik Bøegh and the painter Åse Højer have created studios in a 500-year-old Moorish house with adjoining orchard in the deepest respect of the original architecture. For the past 28 years, the studios and workshops have provided the setting for summer courses in painting, photography – and printmaking.

We meet every morning at 9 o’clock for breakfast on our beautiful terrace. Here we also eat lunch. We work every day until 5 pm in the printmaking studio.  All over the house and garden you have free access to our wireless network. You will be staying in the “viviendas” of Hotel Poqueira in with your own kitchen and washing machine.

Instructor: Henrik Bøegh
Participants: Maximum 8
Daily 9am -17pm
Language spoken: English, Spanish, German, Danish according to the wishes of the participants

This seven working-days course teaches all techniques with the non-toxic acrylic etching system as well as all techniques with photopolymer film, and of course combinations of both. The non-toxic acrylic etching system includes: Hard Grounds, Soft Grounds, Spray-on Aquatint, Lift Ground and Direct Wash. The photopolymer techniques include: Wash techniques, different uses of photocopies for etchings, digitally generated stencils, photopolymer gravure and genuine photogravure (etched with photopolymer film used as resist). Finally you learn to generate “the perfect positive” digitally in Photoshop for photogravur. Furthermore, we will work with other and more advanced techniques such as combinations of photopolymer gravure and acrylic etching grounds (aquatint, hard ground, etc.).During the workshop the participants will become completely familiarised with the different techniques and hence be able to make in-depth experiments with personal favourites. During the workshop we work with waterbased etching inks.

Capileira is situated in Las Alpujarras (Sierra Nevada) between Granada and the Costa del Sol. It is a one-hour drive by car from Granada, and 2½ hours from Malaga. If you arrive in Malaga by plane, there is a bus to Granada every hour on the hour. The bus trip takes two hours. To/from Granada-Capileira, there are three busses a day: from Granada 10.00 am, 12.00 am and 17.00 pm – from Capileira: 07.00 am, 16.45 pm and 18.15 pm.

see images from Capileira

Materials up to a reasonable extent are included. We recommend that you bring your personal working tools and eventually digital camera, USB stick, Labtop etc.

The fee is: EURO 1060,00 including course instruction, breakfast, lunch, hotel and materials.

see images from the workshops

Double rooms are standard.
Extra charge for single rooms: EURO 130,00
Extra charge for non-participating companion in double room (including breakfast and lunch): EURO 300,00

Course participants are accommodated in the “viviendas” (apartments) of the Poqueira Hotel (se photos) from the Saturday afternoon before the course begins and until the Sunday morning after it ends). The workshop begins Sunday at 9 am and ends Saturday at 5 pm. Each “vivienda” consists of three double rooms, a large common living-room, kitchen, bath, washing machine, two toilets and a terrace overlooking the Sierra Nevada or the Poqueira valley. You have free access to the hotels swimming pool and wifi.

Fill in and send enclosed form: enrolment_2017
You will then be informed whether there are vacancies, and if there are, you will be asked to pay a deposit of EURO 200,- The remainder of the fee is to be paid no later than at the start of the workshop.

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Terressen – Efterår
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Terrassen – Sommer
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