Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Printmanking workshop at Zapurza.....by Indian visual artist Manisha Vedpathak

 Zapurza is a museum of arts and culture situated in Pune, India.  It has a beautiful campus spread over seven acres of land on the banks of Khadakwasla Dam, Pune. It houses 10 galleries/ display areas, workshop/activity area, beautiful auditorium and amphitheatre, a merchandise store and a restaurant serving local delicacies. 

So in this beautiful campus, we had a printmaking workshop under the guidance of eminent artist Raju Sutar.  Assisting him was artist Monali Pawaskar. We had amazing time for 3 days from 11am- 5pm. 

We learned about Intaglio printmaking.  Etching of the zinc plate, sketching on it. Soaking the plate in nitric acid , giving a uniform layer of black Japan paint , then comes the wiping and then printing.

Well , I dont intend to give all the details here, the above points were just to see if I remember all the steps. LOL.

Here are some of the pics of the workshop.

Covered in black Japan paint and ready to be wiped wiped.

Zinc plate soaked in nitric acid

After Itried dry etching on the plate.

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