Create your own original Art print

Venice, Italy

Experience hosted by Arianna

3 hours, Hosted in English and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes equipment

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...

Meet your host, Arianna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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Mon, 9 Aug
£94 per person
11:00 - 14:00
£94 per person
Tue, 10 Aug
£94 per person
11:00 - 14:00
£94 per person
Wed, 11 Aug
£94 per person
11:00 - 14:00
£94 per person

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 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Myca
December 2020
Very fun for my husband and I to learn print art from Arianna. We loved the cozy studio and getting to work along side her sweet dog.
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.

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  • Mon, 9 Aug
    11:00 - 14:00
    £94 per person
  • Tue, 10 Aug
    11:00 - 14:00
    £94 per person
  • Wed, 11 Aug
    11:00 - 14:00
    £94 per person
  • Thu, 12 Aug
    11:00 - 14:00
    £94 per person
  • Fri, 13 Aug
    11:00 - 14:00
    £94 per person
  • Sat, 14 Aug
    11:00 - 14:00
    £94 per person
  • Mon, 16 Aug
    11:00 - 14:00
    £94 per person
  • Tue, 17 Aug
    11:00 - 14:00
    £94 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)