Woodcut – or Relief Intaglio- is the oldest printmaking technique. Originally, precious wooden boards were used, but throughout the centuries, matrices of different woods and materials were eventually utilized. Woodcut has now developed into a more flexible medium, and is used by both traditional as well as modern printmakers. The possibilities range from black and white to colors; from miniature prints to large formats; from the artist’s book to printing on various types of cards, cardboards and unconventional materials.
This way, a specific but varied field of woodcut has come to life. Different and often unforeseen results are thus achieved, as artists reach their objectives through a wide range of expressive means.
The Woodcut Course is divided into three parts of three or four classes each. Classes meet on Mondays in the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica’s print-workshop, 2pm – 6pm.
You may attend the complete program, one or more parts of three or four classes, or just one individual session. After having selected your preferred option, you may pay your classes with credit card online, via bank transfer, or in the front office at the Scuola.
Our teaching methods allow beginners and experienced participants to work together in the same class. The students who first approach this tecnique will receive a solid foundation, while the experienced student will develop and deepen his/her awareness.
Our faculty is very attentive to the different expressive languages of the students and know how to help them develop their ideas in well-shaped projects. Our teachers also have in mind the participants who are in Venice for a limited period of time or those who are too busy to attend an entire program or a series of classes. Our calendar indicates the day by day schedule and 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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