Xylography + brunch

Sunday 14-04 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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Discover a sustainable approach to art printmaking using recycled materials.
Roberta is deeply committed to sustainability and has summed up the three actions each of us can take to have the least impact on the planet: the three Rs, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Come join us for a fun and creative experience! She expertly translates these actions into the world of art printmaking, making it accessible to everyone – from curious beginners to seasoned experts.

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  • those in search of a new form of creativity;
  • those who want to discover the art of engraving from scratch;
  • those who are close to a sustainable lifestyle and have an interest in the world of recycling and reuse;
  • those who want to spend a different evening.

The course consists of 1 meeting of two and a half hours, during which you will learn how to make a drypoint engraving using food cardboard.

During the lesson ODA will be happy to offer brunch.

Tools we will use during the class

  • Food cardboard dies
  • Engraving tools
  • Akua ink
  • Socks
  • Press or pulp machine

The food cardboard most commonly used in the drypoint printing process has always been ‘tetrapak‘.

What caught my attention about this product is that it is made of paper, polyethylene (which can be simplified as plastic), and aluminium – all materials that I use daily in the print shop to produce art prints. This led me to experiment with the packaging and its possibilities. The great thing about this product is that it is made of 70% responsibly sourced paper and is a renewable resource, making it a sustainable material. We will use the dry point as the engraving tool. permanent soy-based inks for printing, which are the least toxic and environmentally safe option.

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Roberta Feoli

An engraver, printer, and teacher from the city of witches, Benevento. She specialised in Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino. During her Erasmus at the Facultad de Bellas Artes Alonso Cano in Granada, she gained valuable experience managing a print shop. She continued her studies at the International School of Graphics in Venice, where she worked as a print shop manager for about ten years. She still collaborates with this historical institution on cosmopolitan projects. In 2018, she had the honour of being invited as a Guest Artist by Mixit Print Studio and Boston Printmakers. She also had the pleasure of being a guest speaker for talks and lectures at various US universities and print shops. During this time, she became the first Italian to specialize in the less toxic techniques of Art printing at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, where she currently teaches online courses. Additionally, she works as an external consultant for Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio in West Newton. As an active member of the ‘People of Print’ community, I am passionate about promoting respectful and sustainable printing. Over the years, I have organised various courses and conferences on this subject.

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