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School Trips at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

Hardground Etching

6-hour immersive Workshop

for Studio Arts students


Sustainable Printmaking

  • Students admitted: max 12+ 2 accompanying professors
  • Materials are provided by the Scuola

We revisit the famous and traditional hardground etching technique with innovative and sustainable materials. Hardground etching is an indirect etching method that creates prints through metal plates, varnish, and the acid that etches the surface of the metal.

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The sustainable approach, based on continuous research on more eco-friendly and less toxic materials, enables us to complete hardground etching and prints without using solvents, acids, and other products that harm the environment.

Our instructors will guide students to process the zinc plates, from the polishing and bevelling to the application of the BIG paint, and finally, the completion of the hardground etch and print. Students will complete the etching with a blue stone, utilise a mordant classified as less toxic, and complete a small print on Fabriano printing paper with washable soy-based inks.

Terms of Participation

• The maximum number of participants admitted is 12 + 2 accompanying professors.
• The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica is a School and Studio for Artists. All of our participants are expected to abide by the rules that are provided at the beginning of each workshop.
• The use of presses and working tools is strictly prohibited without the supervision of our qualified staff. The Scuola is not responsible for any injuries that may occur as a result of not following our rules.

• Materials are included.

• The deposit is not refundable.
• Registrations cancelled up to 20 days before the the Workshop will receive a refund equal to 50% of the balance fee. Thereafter, no refunds will be paid by the Scuola. Cancellations must be communicated by email to info@scuolagrafica.it.