Woodcut – or Relief Intaglio- is the oldest printmaking technique. Originally, precious wood blocks were used, but throughout the centuries, blocks of all types of different woods and materials have been utilized. Woodcut has developed into a more flexible medium, and can be used in both traditional and modern ways:– ranging from black and white to colours; from miniature prints to large format; from the artist’s book to printing onto various types of card, cardboards and unconventional materials.
A very specific but at the same time varied field, has come to life in the world of woodcut. Different and often unforeseen results can be achieved, as artists reach their objectives through a wide range & means of expressions.
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.
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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