The animal spelling book and the magic of prints. Relief, flat, embossing and debossing carving,

The course proposes working on the theme of animals through the construction of a spelling book that can take the form of a book, a collection of postcards, playing cards and memory.
B for barn owl and C for cockatoo, W for whale and F for fox in Pinocchio for example, small, endangered, extinct or not so cute animals, insects.
The working techniques are those of printmaking, also combined with watercolours and coloured pencils. The important thing is to experiment and embrace the magic of printing, because each trial will give a different result.
The engraving techniques used will be monotype, dry point, silhouette mould, gum eva.

Illustration by Linda Wolfsgruber, Es war einmal von A bis Zett, with Renate Habinger, published by Bibliothek der Provinz.


Technical artistic material is provided by the participant.

The engraving techniques used will be:
dry point
silhouette mould
eva rubber

tracing paper
Soft and hard pencils
A3 sketchbook
Various types of paper
2 or 3 sheets of engraving paper, low grammage 150/200 (Rosaspina paper)
Watercolours and brushes
Scissors and cutter
Oil colours for monotype (black, yellow, red and blue)
A black colour for engraving
Engraving tip
Eva gum (3 – 4 sheets size A3 or A4)
Thin metal sheet (zinc or copper) size A4
A rubber
Several sponge rollers for painters with handle (available from hardware stores)
Set square
Cotton gauze and tissue paper
Material for tempera or gouache, primary colours, black and titanium white (Talens brand)
Synthetic brushes no. 3, 5, 7, 12 with tip (round), bristle brushes no. 18 and a larger one
Heavy-weight paper 300 g or more, for tempera
Material for acrylics: yellow, magenta or red, primary blue, white and black
2 porcelain plates (not plastic)
Coloured pencils
Ink (black or other colours) and nibs
Pritt glue sticks, etc.)
Bring your own work (for those who have already done some)

It is recommended to bring a container for water, palette (or plates) for mixing colours and something for drying.

Date Timetables
17 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
18 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
19 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
20 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
21 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
22 Jul 2023 9.30 – 13.00

Location: Scuola Elementare di Montaner, Via XXV Aprile, 18 – 31026 Montaner di Sarmede (TV)

Lingua: Italian

Price: 390 euro

Deadline for entering : late enrolments will be accepted dependent upon available places, maximum 20.