One day workshop
Wensnday 5 October at 9:30-13:00 e 14:00-19:00
Sunday 9 October 9:30-13:00 e 14:00-19:00
San Marco 3160, Salizada Malipiero
(vaporetto stop San Toma’)
cost: 60 €
for students cost: 50 €
booking by mail in advance: email@example.com
One-day workshop begins with engraving on wood or linoleum of a subject, a simple drawing. The preparation of the design will have to take account of the material of which will be etched, while the engraving of metal can be realized with very subtle signs, one on wooden or linoleum will of the strongest signs. In addition, the matrix should be realized considering the fact that in printing the image will be reflected, for which the written will have to be realized on the contrary! After the realization of the design and of the matrix, in the afternoon you can go to the print on paper (postcard size) with the press or by hand with the “baren”, following a Japanese technique. If one wants to realize an image in multiple colors, they must be realized different matrices, one for each color, that will print one after the other, taking into account the ink drying times between one color and the other! The reproduction of an image and an engraved text can be printed with different colors and then have the array of colors of the same subject. With this technique you can also create monograms, logos, stamps who may have a very personal characterization to be played along with the signature, on different supports.
The origins of the technique
The printed reproduction from matrices designed, carved or etched is relatively recent. In fact, it might seem after inventing the alphabet and writing, should be passed in a short time the invention of printing that is the way to play, quite natural that, by means of adequate pressure, signs or figures on a support act to preserve the image . Yet we have to wait until the middle of 1400 to celebrate, in the Western world, the official birth of this technique. All this before the invention of the press! However it must be said that in some respects and under special forms, the press was not unknown to the ancients, especially starting from the eastern and in particular from China. In Europe it was printed by means of engraved wooden tablets. Then he passed it to print text-only pages interlayer to pages of figures and there were the first books silografici by carved into the wood matrix (from the greek = xylon wood) of figures and text. The latter in particular were called Donati, with reference to the Latin grammar of Donatus, the first instructional book imprinted with this system. The invention of modern printing technique is attributed to that Gutenberg, in Mainz, placed at the point of the engraved characters in the wood, but in a modular form so that they could be compounds in succession to each other so as to form words, lines and pages of text. Pages that were no longer carved in a single tablet, but were composed of many small fragments interchangeable here invented the printing press. So far we can still think of a wood engraving technique, while the real arises when Gutenberg printing press, to the shareholders and Fust Schoeffer, produces stronger characters, engraving punches and metal matrices that yield, by fusion of an alloy of tin and lead, types, always metal type to be combined with the criterion of composition with movable type.
Workshop led by Anita Cerpelloni
Architect graduated from IUAV in 1984 , she comes from a traditional training in architecture, which enriches over the years through experiments and contamination with the applied arts. The growth will the door to refine the techniques of drawing, engraving and painting, calligraphy, endless experimentation and investigation of the most different materials. Courses 2010-2014 of etching techniques, printmaking, calligraphy and art book at the Venice International School of Graphics. Summer Course in 2014 at Wake Forest University with Prof. David Faber in Winston – Salem North Carolina May 28th – July 1th Carving and Lithography. Courses from 2013 to 2016 at the International School of illustration Stephan Zavrel in Sarmede, Italy.