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Large Format Giclee Printing for Photographers and Visual Artists

June 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Saturday, June 24th

Sunday, June 25th


Create Appalachia’s Kingsport Center for Art and Technology (KCAAT)

225 W Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37660


Instructor: Cher Cornett, Associate Professor of Digital Media at ETSU, Digital Artist and Photographer.


Non-Member Fee:  $400 per person including printing and supplies

Paid Member Fee: $300 per person including printing and supplies.

(A paid membership in Create Appalachia is only $125! Sign up and save $100 right away, plus more on any additional Arts@Work Certification classes that you take this year!  !)



2 Sessions

9:00 – 4:00 Saturday    Instruction

1:00 – 4:00 Sunday       Print Practice and Certification Test


Learn to prepare and print beautiful fine art quality giclee images. Cher will teach you the best-practice methods for printing on large format Epson Sure-color printers.  Each participant will take away at least 2 large archival quality prints of their own work.


This class is perfect for illustrators, photographers, and other artists desiring to print their own editions. Participants need a basic knowledge of Photoshop, including layers and masking. This class will also be good experience  for those who may wish to work in a commercial giclee print space.


Upon successful completion of this intensive hands-on class, participants will be certified as  Level-1 Giclee Print Technicians. This certification is required for all Create Appalachia members who want to print their own work in our print lab.




Saturday lunch is on your own. There are a number of restaurants close to the KCAAT. If you prefer to bring your own lunch, we have a microwave and a fridge that you can use. We will supply coffee and a light breakfast in the morning.


You may park behind our building in the lot between us and the Justice Center, or you may use the free parking garage on Shelby Street. Please use the Shelby Street entrance.


Topics to be covered include:


Introduction to Fine Art Giclee Printing

  • About editions and fine art printing
  • Paper selection and Inks


Digital Image Preparation in Adobe Photoshop

  • Optimizing the image for print
  • Calibrating the monitor to the printer
  • Soft proofing
  • Using media profiles
  • File management


Printing on large format Epson Surecolor printers

  • Paper and ink loading
  • Sheet fed vs. Roll
  • Proofing the image
  • Troubleshooting and Printer maintenance

Instructor Bio:

Currently Associate Professor of Digital Media at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Cher Cornett has worked professionally as a graphic designer, photographer, and illustrator since 1980.  She was a beta tester for the first version of Adobe Photoshop, and has taught digital photo editing for more than 25 years. She also creates and exhibits digitally-based fine art.

Cher is a Senior Fellow for the International Digital Media Arts Association, and a Judge for the American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards Competitions.


June 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am
June 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Cher Cornett


Create Appalachia Center for Art & Technology-Kingsport
225 West Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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