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Create your own original Art print

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Venice, Italy

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Experience hosted by Arianna

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

The ancient art of engraving, which had its greatest splendour and diffusion just in Venice, will have no more secrets! For those who want a unique experience in the ancient world of craftsmanship, I organize individual courses (one or at most two people) to explain and put into practice the basic techniques of engraving. Participants will have the opportunity to create a real art print made by them (on their own original idea or drawing) and take it home. An experience that they will certainly not forget - on the contrary, they will be able to hang it in their home!

The course includes engraving with the technique of drypoint on plexiglas or drypoint on zinc. I will follow you in the choice of subjects, in the preparation of the drawings and during all the phases of elaboration, from the initial study to the working of the plate up to the final prints.
The ancient art of engraving, which had its greatest splendour and diffusion just in Venice, will have no more secrets! For those who want a unique experience in the ancient world of craftsmanship, I organize individual courses (one or at most two people) to explain and put into practice the basic techniques of engraving. Participants will have the opportunity to create a real art print made by them (on their own original idea or drawing) and tak…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Engraving tips, chalcographic press, vertical press, printing paper, ink, p...
From £103
/ person
Mon, 13 Jul
11:00 - 14:00
£103 per person
£103 per person
Tue, 14 Jul
11:00 - 14:00
£103 per person
£103 per person
Wed, 15 Jul
11:00 - 14:00
£103 per person
£103 per person

Meet your host, Arianna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 10 Reviews
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My name is Arianna and I am the owner of Plum Plum Creations, a small workshop in the historic center of Venice (Cannaregio district) where I create art prints (etchings, linocut) all handmade with a chalcographic press and a vertical press. I've studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and my dream has always been to be able to deepen and develop the printing techniques that I have learned and also to be able to offer, to those who have a passion for Art and craftsmanship, the opportunity to learn these ancient techniques of engraving.
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Where you'll be

The workshop will take place in my lab/studio in Fondamenta dei Ormesini, Venice, a few steps from the Jewish Ghetto. The studio is not very big (this is why the course is for maximum two people), but it is very welcoming and characteristic - you will be surprised!

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Helen
February 2020
Fun way to spend a few hours in Venice though it helps if you have some artistic talent to start with. We were a mixed group - one talented artist and one with no artistic skill.
Paulina
January 2020
Arianna's workshop was amazing! We got to create a special memory and a unique souvenir in her lovely little shop. My boyfriend isn't usually the artsy type and it was a challenge for him, but he loved it and he enjoyed himself a lot in the end!! We had a lot of fun and I would definitely recommend her workshop to anyone who wants to spend some time away from the crowds in Venice and do something unique on their trip.
Arianna's workshop was amazing! We got to create a special memory and a unique souvenir in her lovely little shop. My boyfriend isn't usually the artsy type and it was a challenge…
Florian
December 2019
We very much enjoyed creating the prints together with Arianna. She is friendly and kind. Her small studio/workshop is beautiful. Neither my girlfriend nor me have any prior experience with drawing or any other kind of art. Nevertheless we are happy with our prints! Also it was interesting to hear her explain her workflow and tips she had. We recommend, if you are similarly experienced to pick some sketches prior to arriving. This might make the drawing part easier and you‘ll have more time.
We very much enjoyed creating the prints together with Arianna. She is friendly and kind. Her small studio/workshop is beautiful. Neither my girlfriend nor me have any prior experi…
Colin
November 2019
Everything was exactly as you would expect it to be. I was never rushed and enjoyed the whole experience. I’ve never made an etching before, and I’m not good at drawing at all… but I came away feeling like I’d walked in the footsteps of people who have etched in Venice for hundreds of years. And what is more, I came away with prints I was very happy with, and will put on my wall. If you have the time, immerse yourself in the printing process in a fantastic studio with a wonderful, kind and immensley talented host. You won’t regret it.
Everything was exactly as you would expect it to be. I was never rushed and enjoyed the whole experience. I’ve never made an etching before, and I’m not good at drawing at all… bu…
Karen
August 2019
Arianna is a very talented artist and I appreciated being welcomed into her workshop to learn from her. I am going home with s special memory of Venice through the art I created and the experience.
Linda
August 2019
Learning to make an art print was enormously fun and Arianna was there to help us every step of the way, without being intrusive or taking over. I would say that if you're interested in doing something like this, have an idea of what picture you'd like to make so that you don't waste time looking at pictures and fretting over whether or not your skills are up to the task. There's not a lot of time to accomplish everything--you have to draw your picture, trace the reverse of your picture onto another piece of paper, then use a needle to etch the reversed picture onto a piece of acrylic--so if you arrive with a line sketch (3"x5"), that will give you time to work on details and shading (this is a black-and-white print). We really enjoyed ourselves and have something to remind us of our trip. I'd definitely do this experience again!
Learning to make an art print was enormously fun and Arianna was there to help us every step of the way, without being intrusive or taking over. I would say that if you're interest…

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  • Mon, 13 Jul
    11:00 - 14:00
    £103 per person
  • Tue, 14 Jul
    11:00 - 14:00
    £103 per person
  • Wed, 15 Jul
    11:00 - 14:00
    £103 per person
  • Thu, 16 Jul
    11:00 - 14:00
    £103 per person
  • Fri, 17 Jul
    11:00 - 14:00
    £103 per person
  • Sat, 18 Jul
    11:00 - 14:00
    £103 per person
  • Mon, 20 Jul
    11:00 - 14:00
    £103 per person
  • Tue, 21 Jul
    11:00 - 14:00
    £103 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing (they could stain)