Gum Print or Paper Litography is a technique of art printing considered the “poor” version of lithography as less expensive and easier to find materials are used.
Using the photocopy as a plate, it is possible to transfer laser-printed images using the chemical reaction process that takes place between the toner of a photocopy and the use of gum arabic. This technique is perfect for high contrast images that maintain a particular graphic quality. During the workshop we will deal with the preparatory phase of the photocopy and the subsequent printing with the chalcographic press.
Each participant is invited to bring:
photos or images in well contrasted gray scale, printed in B / W by laser printer or put on USB key (any changes will be made directly on the day of the workshop via PC during the design phase of the photocopy matrices).
Two vegetable sponges (non-abrasive, calypso type)
Saturday, June 15,
From 10 to 17
Material included (but remember to bring the two sponges!)
Workshop led by Federica Rugnone
Finally spring arrived and outside shines the warm and bright June sun: light, lots of light, and with this we will make beautiful prints. Such as? With cyanotype!
(We will use lamps and not just the sun).
The light to draw through a photosensitive solution applied on sheets of paper combined with the use of negatives and masks, all designed by you.
Creatively explore the border between light and shadow to give shape to your artistic projects!
A workshop whose ultimate goal is to provide all the information needed to make the participants autonomous once they have learned the process. After the presentation of the technique you will be guided in the preparation of the photosensitive solution and then in the printing process on paper.
It is advisable to bring with you a drawing or print on acetate (both good or negative) and objects such as flowers, leaves or fabric textures.
We are waiting for you at the Bisonte for the Cyanotype workshop.
Saturday 8 June,
From 10 to 17
Saturday, June 15 there will be a gumprint workshop.
its price is 60 euros, if you have done this cyanotype workshop before then it will only cost 40 euros, for a total of 100 euros for two workshops.
Both Cyanotype and Gumprint workshops are taught by Federica Rugnone
Saturday 4 of May, new Silkscreen Workshop, 7 hours of pure creativity squeezed trough the frame. Bring ideas because the material is included in the price!
May the 4th 2019.
from 10am to 5pm.
60€, material included
During this workshop we will explore an everyday material to produce a matrix suitable for hand printing.
This workshop is good for beginners but even for experts that want to explore the potentials of this versatile technique.
2 March 2019
Limited spots for the students
Ink and paper included
This workshop is for free