Learn from the experts that started it all.
Cone Editions Press was the first commercial digital fine-art print lab. Even before it went digital, Jon and Cathy were teaching workshops on screen-printing & gravure.
Take a four day workshop in Piezography Printing!
Learn how to print with Piezography K7 & Piezography Pro. Learn how to linearize Piezography, how to repair your printer, & master your image in Photoshop. Walk away with a slew of amazing prints!
Learn the best digital negative system on earth.
Print with Platinum & learn the PiezoDN digital negative process. Learn to linearize and profile your negative for any darkroom process. Learn to master images for low-contrast alt-process mediums. All metals included.
Take an open-ended 1-1 workshop with us.
Whether it’s one day or four days, come to our studio and learn in a way that’s tailored to exactly what you need to know.
Implementing Piezography in your lab?
Learn how to set up Piezography in a learning environment or commercial print lab. We bring you behind the scenes and show you all the secret tricks that we’ve developed for implementing a smooth workflow from start to finish. This workshop is for individuals or teams.
Fine-Art Digital Printmaking Workshops
Our workshops are hands-on and cover a wide range of techniques, equipment and materials. The workshops take place in the studios of Cone Editions Press and and at Making Art Safely in Santa Fe, NM. These workshops offer attendees the unique opportunity to learn workflow and procedures from the masters. These workshops are an excellent opportunity to learn proven workflow in a fully equipped digital printmaking studio immersed in the latest technologies. Come see why Margaret Miller, Director of the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum declared that “Jon Cone is almost the Tamarind of the moment, because he’s done so much with the training and adapting of this new medium for printmaking.”
2019 Workshop Descriptions and Signup Links
Digital Negatives that Work
Digital Negatives that Work is the name of this workshop because the method that we teach using the new PiezoDN software and inks system produces a negative for any darkroom or alternative process automatically rather than by the tedious process required by other systems. It’s self-adjusting to variables by simply remeasuring a target. It is the easiest to use system. And its simplicity matches its best in industry performance. These negatives produce higher acuity, smoother tonal response, and better linearization than other digital negative systems.
Our method works so that you can produce more and better work. We like to say that our software and inks system does the work so that you do not have to.
When this course is taught in Vermont we use the Platinum / Palladium process because it is the least toxic of any darkroom or alternative process. We are on country plumbing here at Cone Editions Press and we are mindful of what we put in our land and in our bodies. But, the process that you will learn for making digital negatives is directly applicable to any other darkroom or alt process.
If your ultimate goal is to make silver prints, or salt prints, or cyanotypes or any process that requires a digital negative – this workshop is for you. If you have always wanted to learn platinum / palladium printing, this workshop is also perfect for you!
Scheduled: May 20 – 23, 2019 Sign up here
Scheduled: June 10 – 13, 2019 Sign up here
Scheduled: July 15 – 18, 2019 Sign up here
Scheduled: September 9-12, 2019 Sign up here
Scheduled: November 5-8, 2019 Sign up here
Scheduled: July 29- Aug 1, 2019 (with Pradip Malde) Sign up here
The Piezography Workshop In SantaFe: Piezography Reimagined
New in 2017, Piezography Pro has been released and Jon will introduce the principles of this magic system, how it works, how you use it, in addition to a thorough course on art of Piezography.
This workshop is hosted by and takes place at Making Art Safely workshops.
Scheduled: Jun 11, 2018 to Jun 15, 2018 Sign up at Making Art Safely
Cone Editions Press One and Two Week Printmaking Intensives
New in Winter 2019, there is something most definitely magical about Vermont winters. It is one of the best times of the year to be indoors (wink) making prints…
We are offering one and two week printmaking intensives for individual artists and photographers who are seeking an immersive and concentrated experience. These intensives involve your coming to Cone Editions Press to collaborate with us in our studios, stay in our residency, and to leave with all of the work that is produced. Our studio staff includes Jon & Cathy Cone, Dana Ceccarelli, and Walker Blackwell. Each has unique qualities and talents to offer you. As a team, I think you will find us to offer one of the more holistic printmaking experiences on the planet!
You can work in Platinum/Palladium Print, Direct-To-Plate Photogravure Intaglio Print, Piezography Black & White inkjet printing, color inkjet printing – or in all of them – or by combining any of them. It’s up to you!
To schedule your time – please contact Cathy Cone (802) 439-5751
Piezography for Beginners
This course will take you from basics to mind blowing in four days. Absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about PIEZOGRAPHY AND PIEZOGRAPHY PRO using both QuadTone RIP or / and the new Piezography printer driver and quite a bit more. Learn directly at the Studio that invented Piezography from the instructors who continually design and update it!
Appropriate for both pre-Piezography and new users of Piezography. You need only a basic working knowledge of either Photoshop or and Lightroom.
Advanced Piezography Printmaking
This workshop is perfect for those with more Piezography experience or those who have taken a prior Piezography workshop. Piezography is all new again for 2019. There are new drivers and new workflow that no longer require the use of QuadTone RIP. This would be a perfect workshop for those with experience in our previous workflows seeking to get up to speed with the new. It is also perfect for those who consider themselves knowledgable enough about workflows and systems and feel that they can easily adapt to an advanced workshop.
Appropriate for seasoned users of Piezography. You should have a basic working knowledge of Piezography and either Photoshop or and Lightroom.
The New Piezography Workshop
This is the Classic Piezography Workshop in which we explore just about everything there is to explore about Piezography. This one is perfect for you if you are just investigating it trying to decide which system is best for you, or you’re a seasoned user wanting to come and make it all crystalize! If you’ve been working with Piezography K7 and want to see if the new Piezography Pro is a better match to your work – this is that workshop. And best of all, if it’s new and in development we will be working with it in this workshop. We will use the new Piezography printer drivers as well as QuadTone RIP. We will feature the latest ink sets and any that are in development.
Appropriate for new and seasoned users of Piezography. You should have a basic working knowledge of Piezography and either Photoshop or and Lightroom.
Print-out platinum-palladium and PiezoDN with Pradip Malde
This workshop is designed to teach platinum-palladium printing with enlarged digital negatives, as both an introductory and advanced-level opportunity to become familiar with one of the most highly nuanced approaches to the process. The method taught in this workshop has recently been recognized by conservators as the most permanent variation of the process. The image appears as it is exposed (print-out) and renders remarkably smooth tones, with the legendary ‘creamy’ highlights and open shadows.
July 29 – August 1, 2019 Sign up here
General Info: Lodging, Food, etc.
The studio is located at 17 Powder Spring Road, Topsham, Vermont 05076. It is registered with Google Maps and you can trust Google directions to our studio. The studio is open to students from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Instruction is typically delivered between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Your instructor sets time for demonstrations, lunch, critiques and clean up.
Our nearest airport (75 minutes) is Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT. Other airports are Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) (130 minutes) and Boston-Logan (180 minutes). There are car rentals as well as private taxis and shuttles between the airport in Burlington, VT and East Topsham.
The amount of lodging near us is very limited. You must make reservations early. Within walking distance is a small B&B with friendly owners and excellent breakfast at which you can stay at or buy it if you like our village: http://www.vermontbackintime.info/
In nearby Fairlee, VT is the Lake Morey Resort: http://www.lakemoreyresort.com
About 45 minutes away is Hanover, NH home of Dartmouth University with more upscale type hotels and a wide choice of very high standard dining.
Thompson Hill Campground and Store: http://www.thompsonhillcampground.com/
Groton State Forest
Ricker Pond State Park: http://www.vtstateparks.com/ricker.html
We provide a tasty and healthy lunch each day according to the questionairre you are asked to fill out prior to your arrival. Coffee, esspresso, and tea are all very important to us and is always available fresh ground. We have a refrigerator in case you need to bring things you would rather not be without.
For dinner, Vermont is known for its interesting and regional cuisine. Some of our favorites are close and others are not so close.
Colatina Exit: http://www.colatinaexit.com
Samurai Soul Food: https://www.facebook.com/samuraisoulfood/
New England Culinary Institute restaurants: http://www.neci.edu/restaurants/
Three Penny Taproom http://www.threepennytaproom.com
Peyton Place http://www.peytonplacerestaurant.com
Salt Hill Pub http://www.salthillpub.com
Canoe Club http://www.canoeclub.us/