The Intaglio Printmaking Course: open to all levels

An ancient printmaking method, Intaglio, has always been an innovative medium. It offers -in contemporary art’s language- innumerable means of expression, from rigorous figurative to free abstraction. The artist-engraver has always experimented with supports, tools, varnishes, creating plates that can imprint meaningful marks and contrasts on paper. The Intaglio Course at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica offers its participants the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with Internationally established, as well as emerging artists. Beginners receive support, inspiration and  knowledge. Working alongside artists who are already experienced in the printmaking processes, will likewise improve their skills thanks to the exchange with the International artists in residence at the Scuola. Among the International printmakers who have worked at the Scuola are Stanley Hayter, Henri Goetz, Michael Mazur, Jorg Schmeisser, Keith Achepohl, Clare Romano and many more.


Course Description

The program of the Printmaking Intaglio Course is divided into thematic cycles of five lessons each. Classes are held at the Scuola’s printshop on Tuesdays, from 14:00 to 18:00. The topics covered include the entire history of Engraving: from traditional processes to experimental methods, with particular regard to Engraving with non-toxic methods.

During the year program, the Scuola organizes intensive workshops of one or more days, always dedicated to specific themes or methods.

How to Enroll

You may attend the complete program, one or more five classes blocks, or just one individual class. After having selected your preferred option, you may pay your with credit card online, via bank transfer, or in the front office at the Scuola.

Our Teaching Methods

Over 50 years of activity at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica we have constantly evolved our didactic practice, thanks to the experience and exchange between guest artists from all over the world and artists from the Scuola, who in turn have been invited to teach in various International art institutions. The programs are structured in such a way as to give a solid foundation to beginners, while providing greater skills and awareness for more advanced students. While the courses have been taught for many years, there is constant renewal, embracing new topics and syllabi. Our calendar offers a full program of activities with attention to the different languages of expression. ​​Artists are helped to develop their ideas through well-thought through projects. Often participants are in Venice for a limited period of time and hence not able to attend an entire course or series of classes; our calendar is designed to offer flexibility, by indicating the day by day schedule. Even a single afternoon of laboratory booked at the last minute may turn into a very productive and rewarding afternoon of art and creativity!


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