La maniera nera Scuola Internazionale di Grafica


Friday 9 December 2022
10am – 5pm

An intensive 6-hour workshop with Alessia De Bortoli

Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening a metal plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a “rocker”.

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Starting from a dense texture of black, with a rocker and burnisher, we will obtain shades and tones that gradually define a “Caravaggesque” chiaroscuro, as well as suggestive highlights of white. We will dedicate the six-hour workshop to this magic on the plate.

Terms of Particpation

• The maximum number of participants admitted is 12.
• If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the Workshop may be cancelled. In this case, the participants will receive a full refund of the participation fee.
• 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.
• Lunch is not included in the cost of the Workshop

• The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica provides all materials and tools needed for the Workshop.

Registrations cancelled up to 20 days before the start of the Workshop will receive a refund equal to 50% of the participation fee. Thereafter, no refunds will be paid by the Scuola. Cancellations must be communicated by email to