7 days with acrylic etching grounds, photopolymer gravure and photogravure

ALL WORKSHOPS temporarily cancelled due to COVID 19

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

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[ezcol_2third]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 34 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 “village houses” of Hotel Poqueira fully equipped, each with capacity to accommodate up to 6 people.

Instructor: Henrik Bøegh
Who is it for:
– printmakers who have ben trained in traditionel solvent- and acid based intaglio printmaking techniques, who are open to change to non-toxic materials and techniques
– printmakers and photographers who want to go i depth with the new photopolymer techniques
– beginners who want to learn the new health- and environmental friendly techniques in Non-Toxic Intaglio
Participants: Maximum 8-9
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.

Throughout the workshop, emphasis will be placed on helping you define your unique aesthetic look and feel for your work in general or for specific portfolios.

The non-toxic acrylic etching system includes: Hard Grounds, Soft Grounds, Spray-on Aquatint, Lift Ground and combinations. The photopolymer techniques include: Drawing techniques, Wash techniques, direct spit bite techniques, digitally generated stencils, masks, photopolymer gravure and genuine photogravure. Finally you learn to generate “the perfect positive” digitally in Photoshop for photogravure and scannings. 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.

Focus will be on workflows and techniques that produce a variety of prints that will give your portfolio a personal signature look. We only work with completely non-toxic materials and techniques. As by-product you will learn how to set up an optimal non-toxic studio (both from a economical and a practical point of view) including what kind of equipment and materials you will need.

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. Alternatively you can go straight to Capileira by bus from Malaga every day at 15.00 pm (4 hours).

see images from Capileira

Note: You should be in a reasonable physical form. Capileira is situated about 1500 meters above sea level, the streets are steep and can be slippery in the rain, so bring good footwear.

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 1.190,00 including course, breakfast, lunch, hotel and materials.

see images from the workshops

Double rooms are standard.
Supplement for single room: EURO 130,00 = total EURO 1.320,00
Double room together with non-participating companion
(including breakfast and lunch): EURO 1.680,00

Course participants are accommodated in the “village houses” (apartementos) of the Poqueira Hotel (se photos) from the Saturday afternoon before the course begins and until the Sunday morning after it ends). The workshop starts Sunday at 9 am and ends Saturday at 5 pm. Each “village house” 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_2020

You will then be informed whether there are vacancies, and if there are, you will be asked to pay a deposit of EURO 270,00 .  The deposit will secure your spot and is refundable up to 40 days prior to the workshop. The remainder of the fee is to be paid no later than 3 weeks before the workshop starts and is not refundable after three weeks before the workshop starts, unless we find another printmaker, who is willing to take over the place.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Capileira
Henrik Bøegh and Åse Højer



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