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Workshop on engraving techniques and lithography in Vicenza

The ultimate place for training and learning artistic printing! In Giancarlo’s studio, located in the heart of Vicenza, workshops for adults on lithography and various engraving techniques take place. Lower rates for school of fine arts students.

WHY DID WE LIKE THIS EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?

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Are you looking for things to do in venice which are a little unusual? Why not try a lithography workshop?

 

A one-day workshop to learn different engraving techniques or lithography. Giancarlo’s artistic printing shop is located in the heart of Vicenza, and represents one of the very few places where it is possible to learn by practicing with true professionals. Years of experience and teaching ensure high-quality training, for all attendees. Workshops are held during the weekend and are designed for adults and school of fine arts students (the latest are offered lower rates).The artistic printing shop is also open to guided tours – click on Art print –, and teaching activities for kids – see Kid workshops.

 

How did lithography develop?

The invention happened in a completely random way, the inventor was Austrian Alois Senefelder, in 1796. The starting point is polished stone. In fact, after having appropriately polished it and then drawn on it with a pencil, the bulk is done. Now you only need to wet the image with a mixture of water and calcium in nitrate, then pass over the ink with a rubber roller. How is the printing done? The fat mark of the lithographic pencil remains imprinted on the stone. Once placed on the press therefore, the sheet traces only the parts where the lithographic ink is present, while the wet parts do not release any image.

Next we come to the digital press from the lithographic press. Here the whole procedure of stone lithography is extremely simplified. Do not miss the opportunity, to discover how posters and pamphlets were printed in the past. Try your hand at making your own engraving, guided by the master printer.

 

How do I make a lithograph? Learn it with our course!

Adult laboratory – Academy students

The workshops are open to a maximum of 6/8 participants – for lithography, max. 3 participants -, Saturday or Sunday (9.00 – 17.00)

The following workshop experiences are offered:

Lithograph (only in this case maximum 3 participants)

Drypoint engraving

Etching engraving

Engraving with the aquatint

Engraving with ceramolle

all engraving techniques will be carried out on zinc matrix 15×20 cm

Participants will have one matrix per type of laboratory and at the end of the day will have two or three proofs of printing and a final copy. The workshop will also be assisted by a professional artist who will follow the participants from an artistic and composition point of view as well as offering their own experience.

If you have discovered a world that you did not know, that of the art press, you also have a look at the art print workshop!

Participants will have one matrix per type of laboratory and at the end of the day will have two or three proofs of printing and a final copy.

 

Adult and School of Fine Arts Students Workshop

Workshops welcome a maximum of 6 to 8 participants (3 max for lithography), Saturday or Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Here are the various techniques you may learn:

  • Lithography (in this case only, 3 participants max.)
  • Drypoint (puntasecca)
  • Etching
  • Aquatint (acquatinta)
  • Soft wax                                                                                                                                   
  • All engraving techniques will be performed on zinc masters of 15 cm x 20 cm

Participants will be provided with a master according to chosen workshop. At the end of the day, they should have made two or three printing test and a final copy. A professional artist will attend the workshop in order to coach participants, and share his knowledge.

Additional information:

  • From 1 to 6 or 8 participants max.
  • No specific clothing: in case it would be provided by the print shop
  • Material included
  • Lunch break excluded

Prices:

  • Adults: 120 EUR/pers
  • Students from Academy: 80 EUR/pers

FEATURES

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS

    Price

    Rates:

    Adults: 120 EUR/participant
    School of fine art students: 80 EUR/participant

    Duration

    From 9 am to 5 pm

    Availability

    Saturdays and Sundays

    Spoken Languages

    • Italian
    • English

    Included / Excluded

    Included :

    Materials

    Excluded :

    Lunch break

    Sales Conditions

    Should you cancel the experience, a 10% fee will be withheld.
    There will be no refund in case of a NO SHOW, i.e. not attending the experience at the time and place agreed for the experience to be carried out.

    Other practical information

    Additional information:

    From 6 to 8 participants max.
    Workshop takes place in a studio (not subject to weather conditions)
    No particular clothing is required; in case, it will be provided by the shop
    All materials are included
    Lunch break not included

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