The Woodcut Course at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

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.

Woodcut Course – 2020

Friday 9 October – 1:30pm→5:30pm
History of woodcut, woods, tools, matrix preparation and wood engraving

Friday 16th October – 1:30pm→5:30pm
Papers, inks and their use, black and white matrix print, the ghost

Friday 23rd October – 1:30pm→5:30pm
Printing with baren and spoon, woodcut with multiple and colour matrixes, collagraph

Friday 30 October – 1:30pm→5:30pm
How to produce an edition, the register, cleanliness in the press, signature and critique

Japanese Woodcut – 2020

Friday 6 November – 1:30pm→5:30pm
History of Mokuhanga, woods, tools, preparation of inks and “nori” glue

Friday 13 November – 11:30pm→5:30pm
Kento recording, Japanese paper and matrix printing

Friday 20 November – 1:30pm→5:30pm
Printing with baren and spoon, xylography with multiple and colour matrices

Friday 27th November – 1:30pm→5:30pm
How to produce an edition, cleaning, printing a small edition, signature and critique

Our Teaching Methods

Over 50 years of activity at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica we have constantly evolved our teaching methods.

Our programs provide beginners with solid foundations, while offering greater skills and concepts to more advanced students.

Often, our 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 accommodate their needs by indicating the day by day schedule. Even a single afternoon of laboratory may prove a very productive and rewarding afternoon of art and creativity.


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