The Printshop

In our Cannaregio facilities we host a professionally equipped printshop, two classrooms for our Art & Design courses, two studios for our resident artists, a library, an exhibition gallery and a spacious garden where artists and students work in sunny days. Our SGgallery schedules exhibitions and prizes, alternating shows of established artists and designers with exhibitions of works of art and design created by our students and resident artists.

The Scuola is equipped for all printmaking methods, including lithography, letterpress, serigraphy, intaglio, and photo-mechanical processes. There are 8 etching presses, 1 lithographic press, 1 vertical woodcut press,1 Vandercook letterpress,  and, in a separate studio, exposure unit.

The Printshop is managed by our qualified staff, assisted by Art & Design students taking part as interns in the ERASMUS Project, an exchange program sponsored by the European Union.

The Artists’ Studios

• The Pavilion Studio is adjacent to the Print-Workshop. It is spacious, luminous and ventilated.
The Pavilion Studio accommodates six artists. Each artist has two private tables and personal wall-space, as well as storing space. Easels for painting and an etching press are also available in the studio.

• The Canal Studio is next to the Print-Workshop. It hosts two artists. It has a stunning view on the canal and the Fontego dei Turchi  on the Grand Canal.
Each artist has a large private table and personal wall-space, as well as storing space. Easels for painting and an etching press are also available in the studio. Resident artists may request to work in this studio at an additional fee.

SGgallery

Our SGgallery calendar is planned with the aim of providing technical and critical support to our Arts & Design courses.

We have hosted exhibitions of Italian designers such as Guerrino Boatto, Piero Cittato, Giancarlo Alesiani. Among the exhibitions and prizes in the Visual Arts area, are thePrize Leonardo Sciascia Amateur d’Estampes, The Artists’ Book Triennal of Vilnius, and solo shows of artists such as Michael Mazur, Clare Romano, Jorg Schmeisser and Maria Lai.

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