A creative workshop to introduce you to the original technique of chalcographic engraving: starting from a theoretical knowledge of the art of engraving, you will delve into manual skills to experiment with specific materials and technical tools, immersed in the eclectic and stimulating context of an art studio. Your hosts, Maria Luisa and Salvatore, professional artists with various collaborations on the international scene, will welcome you into their finely restored studio.
The experience kicks off with a brief explanation of the tools and equipment needed to perform the work, first and foremost a copper or zinc plate, on which the aspiring engravers will produce their work using the main engraving techniques: dry tip, etching and aquatint. You may decide to represent your own image or you will be provided with drawings to reproduce. Once the preparation of the matrix is complete, you will move on to the printing process: the use of traditional techniques and the choice of fine papers will give your artefacts a timeless appeal. At the end of the session you will have the satisfaction of taking home an artwork entirely created by you.
Before or after the workshop, the medieval village of Ponti sul Mincio, which hosts the illustration studio, is also worth a stroll: located in the first hinterland of Peschiera del Garda, it was awarded the Orange Flag for its historical and cultural heritage and the characteristic atmosphere that one can breathe among the historic streets of the village.
An experience for those who wish to experiment their artistic potential in the vast world of illustrative arts, but also for those who want to express their own style without conditioning and give shape to a personal creative idea. An opportunity to try your hand at an ancient art, which still retains its tradition and manual skills. An experience also suitable for children and teenagers or families looking for an activity to do all together during the holiday.
Lake Garda - South coast - Ponti sul Mincio
The map shows the municipality where the experience takes place. The exact meeting point will be announced after the purchase of the experience.
Clothing and gear and other notes
Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Level of difficulty
Experience also suitable for children.
Restrictions on participation
Categories excluded: people with hearing disabilities, people with visual disabilities, people in wheelchairs
Cancel booking up to 24 hours before start time for a 50% refund