Institutional Courses

PrintmakingBase Course

The Printmaking – Base Course is 4 weeks long for 5 days a week.
Starts every first Monday of the month (except June, July, August, September and December)
from Monday to Friday: 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm
20 hours per week

This is regarded as the basic module for an initial approach to the main themes of hand printmaking: an introduction to tools and 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 introduction to other printmaking techniques (i.e. drypoint, soft ground etching) introduction to printing processes with a hand-operated press and relative exercises. Even those who already have a basic technical grounding or who do not have much time will find that the course provides scope for more in-depht study and individual experimentation.