Institutional Courses

PrintmakingBase Course

The Printmaking – Base Course is about three months long for 5 days a week.

Opening dates:
March 29th – June 18th 2021
September 20th – December 10th 2021
January 10th – March 25th 2022
March 28th – June 23rd 2022

Timetable:
from Monday to Thursday: 9 am – 1.30 pm
Friday: 9am – 6.30pm
27 hours per week
€ 2.900  course fee + € 250 tuition fee (materials not included)  – 20% discount on the course fee for enrollments received by 30 June 2021

The course offers opportunities for beginners or intermediates to start a personal creative research. The course offers practical, straightforward training in the use of the traditional techniques. The workshop practice is strongly underlined. This course is regarded as the basic module for an initial approach to the main themes of printmaking: a solid knowledge of the tools and the specific materials, preparation of zinc or copper plates from the beveling of the edge to the application of the ground; sketch conception, execution of drawing and their transferral to the plate; introduction to black an white etching and aquatint, including practical work; an a basic train of other printmaking techniques (drypoint, soft ground etching, pastel-manner, sugar-lift) introduction to printing processes with a hand-operated press and relative exercises, including some print variation.