Past Projects and Media Gallery

Spanning its activity for several years now, the Visual Arts and Printmaking for All Blog, has had numerous projects and events that were hosted at the art studio and which are documented and kept in a vast gallery split on to several pages of the blog.

In order to preview the different projects, people can browse the blog’s pages, or use the dedicated search function, where they can input various search criteria and terms.

Almost all the past project encompassed visual arts as the main, central idea, where techniques of relief printing, intaglio and lithography were used and diversified through various means and techniques. Be it sponsored projects or individual undertakings, all were performed under close supervision from the tutors, in order to ensure that the work safety rules were conducted, and the standards of printmaking respected. This has resulted in spectacular projects, which were shown in the studio’s exhibition for months.

Wood relief printing is by far one of the most prominent techniques used. This entails the use of various wood types and diverse tools for carving the print negative shapes. Despite the ease of processing, this technique has proven time and again to be the one with the most revealing final outcomes.

On the other hand, the more precise, intaglio technique, with its etching, also offered a great display through numerous projects. By using metal sheets as the printing means, the artists were able to perform finer details and emphasize elements which could have otherwise been impossible to represent on wood and relief printing.

The lithography was a relatively scarcely used technique in the projects, and was presented during the last years, mainly due to the fact that the printing materials encompass a range of hard minerals and rocks, which means that processing and pre-processing require special chemicals and a rather unique technique, which is mastered by very few of the visual arts clubs. Nonetheless, the results of applying this technique were nothing short of spectacular, due to the uniqueness of the method in itself, which offers double printing simultaneously.