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Intaglio Printmaking Course 2018–2019

23 / September / 2018

Tuesday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, from 9 October 2018 to 21 May 2019
  • With Roberta Feoli, Matilde Dolcetti and visiting guest artists
  • Cost of the complete course (30 classes – 120 hours) € 960.00
  • Cost of one month (4 classes – 16 hours) € 154.00
  • Cost of one month (3 classes – 12 hours) € 115.50
  • Cost of one-afternoon class (4 hours) € 40.00


The Printmaking Intaglio Course is divided into eight parts of three or four classes each. Classes meet on Tuesdays 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-afternoon class. 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.

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Course Calendar

October 2018 –

Monotype and Drypoint on polycarbonate, copper and other supports
4 classes on Tuesdays, from 9 to 30 October, from 14:00 to 18:00

October 9th
• Monotype with roller and brush
• Density and fluidity of the ink

October 16th
• Multi-line Monotype
• Black & White and Color

October 23rd
Points and Roulettes

October 30th
Dryponts printed in Monotype

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November 2018 – Burin Engraving. Visiting Artist Amy Worthen

4 classes on Tuesdays, from 6 to 27 November, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, November 6th
Mezzotint: introduction to tools and techniques / sketches and preliminary studies

Tuesday, November 13th
Black and white photos, realism and abstraction

Tuesday, November 20th
Burin in history / Sharpening and setting the burin / Image transport on copper

Tuesday, November 27th
Burin on polycarbonate and acetate

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December 2018 – Hardground on copper

3 classes on Tuesday, from 4 to 18 December, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday  December 4th
Hardground in history / The procedure, the materials / the bite with acid

Tuesday  December 11th
Print Proofs

Tuesday  December 18th
Open Bite (sugar-lift)

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January 2019 – Etching & Softground

4 meetings on Tuesday, from 8 to 29 January, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, January 8th
Hardground, open bite, roll the ink

Tuesday, January 15th
Softground on a plate etched with hardground

Tuesday, January 22nd
Softground with texture application

Tuesday, January 29th
Print of final editions

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February 2019 – Collagraph

4 classes on Tuesday, from 5 to 26 February, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, February 5th
Plates varnishing / Application of acrylic medium, glue and materials

Tuesday, February 12th
Carborundum, sand, stone on an engraved plate / Collagraph mezzotint

Tuesday, February 19th
Embossing / Roll on intaglio plate / Black / White & Color

Tuesday, February 26th
Print of final edition black/white & color

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March 2019 – Printing Methods
Visiting Artist PD Packard

4 classes on Tuesday, from 5 to 26 March, from 14:00 to 18:00

Pd Packard, sponsored by Speedball company – producer of  the revolutionary inks Akua – will be the guest artist for the March Intaglio Printmaking. The program will focus on the artists’s decorated papers and relief prints.

Tuesday, March 5th
Presentation of the artist, example of works of art, and beginning of matrix processing with different materials

Tuesday, March 12th
 Embossing and prints on different papers and copies  

Tuesday, March 19th
Print with colored ink Akua a la poupé

Tuesday, March 26th
Hayter technique & print of editions

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April 2019 – Non-toxic Etching with copper sulphate method

3 classes on Tuesday, from 2 to 16 April, from 14:00 to 18:00

  Tuesday 2 April: Workshop

• History of the less-toxic movement;
• Which techniques can be considered less-toxic?
• Materials and ideas for a less toxic future;
• The replacement of acids, inks and engraving materials;

Tuesday, April 9th: Workshop
• Acid etching and printing tests with self-produced less-toxic etching, blue acid and Akua Inks ;
• Alternative technique to the aquatint.

Tuesday, April 16th: Workshop
• Examples of Kitchen Lithography – Print with easily available materials.

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May 2019 – Print of Editions & Personal Projects

3 classes on Tuesday, from 7 to 21 May, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, May 7th
Print of Editions & Personal Projects

Tuesday, May 14th
Print of Editions & Personal Projects

Tuesday, May 21st
Print of Editions & Personal Projects

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