Course Code: IFS006

Course Description: During this course, students will approach the main themes of hand printmaking:

Introduction to tools and specific materials; preparation of zinc or copper plates from the

beveling of the edge to the application of the ground; sketch conception; execution of drawings and their transferal to the plate;

introduction to black-and-white etching and aquatint, including practical work; introduction to other printmaking techniques;

and introduction to printing processes with a hand-operated press and relative exercises.

Even those who already have a basic technical grounding or who do not have much time will find that the course provides scope for more in-depth study and individual experimentation.

Duration: 2 weeks (40 hours). Monday –Friday

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 1.00pm (Wednesday 3.00pm to 7.00 pm – on Wednesday morning

there will be visits to the collections of the Uffizi Gallery‘s Prints and Drawings Cabinet and the Marucelliana Library)

Dates: 30 June – 11th of July 2014

Price:  € 400

* For further information please contact us.

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