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Erasmus plus independent mobility Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

Erasmus+ for teachers - KA1 - professional developement programme

Erasmus plus independent mobility

Dates are open subject to availability

This Programme is recommended for Art teachers  experienced in Printmaking processes

Erasmus plus independent mobility  is the result of 10 years of experience with art teachers from all over Europe who have spent an intense week of work, learning, and exchange in our printmaking studio, well-known and appreciated in the printmaking world.

This programme is offered to art teachers with Printmaking experience who wish to work autonomously for one or two weeks in the creative community of the Scuola, in an atmosphere of exchange and dialogue with our teachers and with the international resident artists.

Erasmus plus one to one

Programme Outline

This programme is open to single participants or small groups of max. 3.  It is possible to choose between two durations: 1-week and 2-week. Dates are open subject to availability.

Erasmus plus independent mobility at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica offers the unique opportunity to experience Venice as an independent visiting professor integrated into the Scuola’s creative community.

Participants will be able to access the Scuola’s fully equipped laboratories seven days a week, including the holidays.

In addition to independent work and research, our  visiting professors will be invited to take place in all of the Scuola’s activities, including courses, workshops, seminars and critiques.

Erasmus plus 1 to 1 Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

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Scuola Internazionale di Grafica OID

Educators, trainers, school administrators, and other personnel from educational institutions are qualified to receive an Erasmus+ grant, which caters to all costs related to participation in our training courses. This inclusive grant encompasses travel, accommodations, meals, cultural activities, and all associated fees.

Our training courses for teaching and non-teaching staff fall under Key Action 1 (KA121-SCH and KA121-SCH in the field of school education, KA121-ADU and KA122-ADU in the field of adult education, KA121-VET and KA122-VET in the field of technical and vocational education and training)

Program Fees amount to

1-Week -Independent Mobility Programme €550,00
2-Week -Independent Mobility Programme €990,00

  • Registration Fee
    Due upon confirmation by the Scuola
  • Balance Fee
    €350,00 (1-Week programme)
  • €790,00 (2-Week programme)
    Due 30 days prior to the commencement of the Programme

Payment Method

  • Bank Transfer:
    Beneficiary: Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
    Banca della Marca Credito Cooperativo – San Marco 4403, 30124 Venice, Italy
    IBAN – IT89A0708402005000000700651
  • Online credit card:

Fees include

  • Access to the studio for 7 or 14 days from 8.30am to 8.30pm, including weekends and national holidays.
  • Materials as specified in the Terms of Participation.
  • A welcome toast.
  • A Scuola’s personalized bag.
  • A set of personalized posters and postcards on the theme “No cruise liners”.

Fees  do not include

  • Accommodation in Venice
  • Meals
  • Travel costs
  • Local transportation costs
  • Museum tickets

Participants receive the keys to the Scuola and have accessss to the studios 7 days, from 8:30am to 8:30pm.

This program allows guest professors the freedom to use printing presses and equipment independently. It is necessary, therefore, that they have good experience in art printing processes for this purpose.

Roberta Feoli De Lucia

Engraver, printer, teacher, Feoli specialized in Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino. She experimented with managing a print shop during her Erasmus at the Faculty of Fine Arts Alonso Cano in Granada. 

She continued her studies at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, where she later became the print shop manager for about ten years.

In 2018, she was a Guest Artist in the USA for Mixit Print Studio and Boston Printmakers, who invited her to give lectures to American universities and print shops. She also became the first Italian printmaker to obtain a specialization in less toxic printmaking techniques at Zea Mays Printmaking studio, in Florence (Northampton), Massachusetts. She currently collaborates and serves as an external consultant for the Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio in West Newton, Massachusetts.

In 2023, she partnered with Silvana Gaspari on the project “Charta picta – Opificio d’arte 2023,” an artist residency, traveling exhibition, and workshops related to the Vas Paper Mill. A member of the “People of Print” community, she is an active supporter of respectful and sustainable printing, organizing courses and conferences on the subject for years.

Franco Vecchiet

Born in Trieste, Vecchiet studied in Urbino, at the Academy of Ljubljana, and with H. Goetz in Venice. Until the 1980s, he primarily dedicated himself to printmaking, later adding painting to his repertoire and experimenting with artist books and installations.

He directed the School of Etching “Carlo Sbisà” in Trieste, and in 1999, he was invited to teach at the Higher Academy of Art in Paris. Subsequently, in 2009, he taught at Indiana University in the United States.

He has curated over seventy solo exhibitions in various cities in Italy and abroad, participating in international exhibitions and biennials.

In 1989, he was awarded the national Preseren Fund Prize in Ljubljana, and in 2004, he won the international competition for the mosaic on Transalpina Square in Gorizia.

In 2006, he received the special jury prize at the Ex Tempore in Piran (Slovenia). In 2008, he was honored with the “Homage to Spacal” award for painting organized by the Kons association, and in 2012, he received the SKGZ recognition in Trieste for his artistic activity.

In 2009, he was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Print Biennial in Sarcelles, Paris. In 2014, he was the protagonist of a personal retrospective exhibition at the Revoltella Museum of Modern Art in Trieste.

Matilde Dolcetti

A Venetian artist, the soul, and curator of art programs at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. Since 1980, Dolcetti has worked alongside international artists at the school’s print shop and has taught for international institutions and universities.

She has conducted seminars at the Pontifical Catholic University (P.U.C.) in Rio de Janeiro, the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in São Paulo, and later in Bremen for the Gerhard Marcks Haus Museum.

Additionally, she has held seminars in Belgrade for the National Museum, in Boston at Boston University, and at Connecticut College in New London, CT, United States.

She was part of the international jury for the IV Biennial of Art Graphics in Belgrade and was an Artist in Residence at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, United States.

She has had the opportunity to collaborate with masters such as Stanley William Hayter, Riccardo Licata, Jean M. Granier, Bruno Munari, Maria Lai, and Michael Mazur.

She has also participated in prestigious group exhibitions at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, the IX International Print Biennial in New London, CT (United States), and in 2022, she has been part of “Acqua è il mio colore / Water is my colour,” an exhibition celebrating the works of six artists who have been central to the world of watercolor at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice.

Alessia De Bortoli

Engraver, printer, and book artist, De Bortoli graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Printmaking. She continued her studies at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, following the teachings of the Scuola’s Masters: Matilde Dolcetti, Roberta Feoli, Franco Vecchiet, Loretta Cappanera, and international artists periodically present at the institution.

Since 2019, she has been working in the print shop of the Scuola, initially as an assistant, then as the print shop manager and teacher of courses.

From 2018, she has participated in group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Since 2019, she has particiipated in artist residencies in Germany at the Kloster Bentlage center in collaboration with the Münsterland Festival.

Subsequently, in 2022, she completed a residency in the USA at the Zea Mays Printmaking studio, where she earned the “Green Printmaking certificate” for sustainable intaglio engraving methods.

She has taken part in various group exhibitions, including the VI Biennial of Engraving and Contemporary Graphics at the Civic Museums of Bassano del Grappa, the exhibition “Water – Works on Paper” at the Artery Cooperative in Northcote, Australia, and “Changing Landscapes – Paesaggi che cambiano,” organized by DARS for GrabGroup space in Pordenone.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Upon request, they may also receive the Europass Mobility Certificate. These certificates adhere to Erasmus Quality Standards and provide a brief description of the course, its learning outcomes, dates, venues, the course provider’s name, and the course teachers.

Terms of Participation in the Erasmus+ Professional Developement Courses at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
  1. This Programme is offered to single participants. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. To enroll in this Programme offered by the Scuola, participants are required to fill out the registration form available on the Scuola’s website.
  3. Participants are requested to ensure that the provided information is correct. Any changes to the registration information must be promptly emailed to the Scuola at info@scuolagrafica.it.
  4. Invoice:
    Upon acceptance into the Programme, the Scuola will issue an electronic invoice to the institution funding the participant or directly to the participant if not funded by any institution.
  5. Registration:
    To confirm participation in the Programme and secure an available spot, participants are requested to pay a €200,00 registration fee upon acceptance by the Scuola. This fee is non-refundable. Balance fees are due no later than 15 calendar days from the start of the programme.
  6. Payments:
    Fees can be paid through bank transfer or securely via credit card payment on the Scuola’s online shop→
  7. Cancellation & Refund Policies:
    The Scuola reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances. In such instances, participants will receive a full refund.
    The Scuola bears no responsibility for any inability or delay in fulfilling obligations arising from circumstances beyond its control, which may include, but are not limited to, acts of nature, war, terrorism, or government regulations.
  8. Cancellation by the Participant:
    Cancellations before 60 days from the beginning of the programme are granted a full refund of the balance fees.
    Cancellations before 30 days from the beginning of the programme are granted a 50% refund of the balance fees.
    Cancellation within 15 days from the beginning of the programme will not be refunded.
    If the participant does not show up on the programme’s starting day, no refund will be provided.
    In the event that, without having communicated their delay in writing, the participants appear on the following days after the programme has started, they will not be admitted to participate, and no refund will be issued.
    Refunds, if due, will be issued within 10 days after receiving a formal cancellation email at info@scuolagrafica.it.
    At its discretion, the Scuola may consider exceptions to the cancellation policy in instances of documented emergencies or unforeseen circumstances.
  9. Participants may request to transfer their enrollment to a future date, subject to availability and approval from the Scuola.
  10. For organizational reasons, programme dates may undergo changes. In such a case, participants will be promptly informed and, upon their request, reimbursed the entire amount of the programme.
  11. The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica functions as both a school and studio for artists. All participants are expected to adhere to the rules provided at the beginning of each course.
  12. Use of presses and working tools:
    The visiting professor declares that he/she is an experienced printmaker and that he/she is able to operate printing materials and toools autonomosly.
  13. Insurance:
    We recommend that participants purchase travel insurance for medical expenses, lost property, or any kind of accident occurring while travelling and during the course.
  14. Meals are not included in the programme cost.
  15. Materials and Tools:
    These materials are available to everyone: etching grounds, soft ground, alcohol, petroleum, abrasive powders, detergents, bites (ferric chloride, copper sulphate), black ink for etching and typography, proof paper and vellum paper. Other equipment is available only on a limited basis (glue, acrylics, permanent markers, masking tape, cutters, carborundum, tarlatan).
    You are required to provide your own materials, including brushes and pencils. Gloves, tarlatan, coloured inks, etching paper, copper, aluminium, wood and zinc can be purchased from the Studio or in local stores. Special care must be taken with use of Scuola equipment and in particular to return all such equipment back to where it belongs after use. Equipment is never to be removed from the Scuola. Each morning a staff member checks all equipment, printing characters, inks, rollers, brushes etc: Books in the studio & library are to be returned to their place after consultation and are never to be taken out of the Scuola.
  16. Privacy:
    Participants acknowledge and accept that images of their work created at the Scuola, as well as their personal images, may be published on the Scuola’s website or social media profiles for promotional purposes.
  17. Accreditation Erasmus+:
    Participants must fulfill all programme requirements to receive a certificate of accreditation Erasmus+.
  18. Competent Jurisdiction:
    For any dispute related to these Terms of Participation, the competent jurisdiction is that of Venice.
  19. The Scuola reserves the right to update or modify these Terms of Participation. Changes will be communicated to enrolled participants via email.

Once the course is confirmed, we will dispatch the official Learning Agreement document model, inclusive of all pertinent details regarding our courses and organization, to applicants and school coordinators. You are required to sign and stamp the document before returning it to us via email.

Please be aware that you are required to reach out to your Europass National Centre at https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/about/national-europass-centres to acquire the Europass Mobility Model.

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