THE ART OF ‘ACQUAFORTE’ ETCHING

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Description

Also during this workshop, the sense of touch is the protagonist. This particular experience is dedicated to the discovery of the technique of etching and will take place in a laboratory in the historic center of Acqui Terme.

The town of Acqui Terme is full of Roman aqueducts and villas, monasteries and abbeys. Each hill is enriched with castles or towers. Its breathtaking landscape was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.

This is where the Acquaforte workshop will take place, while tasting typical products of this region. You will have the opportunity, accompanied by expert hands, to create a copper matrix. You will choose a design and proceed until you get to printing it on a small copper plate.

You will perform all phases of this traditional process:

  • the incision of the copper plate with a metal tip after having prepared it with hot-spread wax
  • the clamp to create the furrows of the tracks you have drawn and engraved in which the ink will be deposit
  • bevelling of the edges
  • cleaning
  • buffer inking
  • the printed form with the star-shaped calcographic press on engraving paper

You will end the experience by taking home with you the matrix you have made and the printing.

Offer summary

The offer includes:

  • ‘Acquaforte’ workshop – about 6 hours
  • Small tasting of local products
  • Materials and equipment required

The experience is offered in English. For other languages please contact welcome@any-ways.com.

Transportation and transfers not included.

Informations

WHERE: Piedmont – Acqui Terme, historical center
The meeting point will be confirmed at the time of booking.

WHEN: from Monday to Friday

TIME: 10:30 am – about 7 hours

The experience is offered for up to 4 people. In case of groups, please contact welcome@any-ways.com .

Comfortable and during winter months warm clothing is recommended.

For special needs or food intolerances please contact welcome@any-ways.com.

The images are examples of the proposed activity.

The tour should normally be booked at least a week before.