Friday 25th of may

Impartit per: Jeff Michalek

(in English)

The Rawlins Oil process is one of the most flexible and hands on pictoralist processes of the early 20th century. The predecessor to the Bromoil process, ink is applied by brush or roller to a swollen gelatin matrix. The finished process has the appearance of a charcoal drawing or etching and is the most expressive of all traditional processes. The Rawlins process is also valuable for fixing imperfections in the negative by erasing errors in the positive and almost any density negative can work. It is truly the most flexible process!

The workshop will cover all the information needed to prepare gelatin paper and print at home. Course highlights will include paper selection and sizing, gelatin pouring, stretching, sensitizing, and inking. Please bring your own negatives, not exceeding 25cm x 20cm or 8×10 inches. A few small negatives will be available onsite for practice.


Jeff Michalek

Jeff Michalek is one of the great experts in this pictorialist technique. He prints a lot of his negatives made with the wet Collodion technique.

He lives in a small town in the Rockies, in Colorado, USA.  



Schedule: from 10 am 2 pm and 4-8 pm
Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Place: Biblioteca Can Manyer
Miquel Martí i Pol, 6, 08339 Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona 937 53 09 52
Price: 120 €, material included


Oilprint Workshop