From October to December 2016, we made our workshop available to the local community of engraving and expanded graphics. The proposal was to carry out printing sessions for those artists who need a professionally equipped workshop to print their work and who can work independently, offering our facilities, materials and common tools in an engraving workshop, in addition to interacting with the artists in residency and the generation of new networks of contacts.
Our engraving workshop is a spacious and quiet space with natural light and ventilation that comes from large window doors and two ceiling lights. The place has WI-FI, mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and heating. Here you can do all the traditional intaglio, monotype and relief techniques as well as photolithography and lithography without water, photopolymer and aquatint on silk, in addition to artist’s books.
All basic materials and tools are available for the use of the residents:
– Tools for Western and Japanese woodcut prints (gouges, wood carving sets, brushes, flat brushes and baren)
– Tools for book binding (Teflon bone bending, hole puncher in different sizes, needles, etc)
– Tools for Intaglio (points, burnishers,roulettes, scrapers, Diamond scribe, burins, etc)
– Rollers: There is a 50 cm length hand roll-up roller ( 60 Dr), a variety of soft rubber Speedball brayers (30 Dr), several firm polyurethane brayers (40 Dr) and a light 24″ Chameleon roller for monotype.
– An electric etching press (1.20 x 1.60 m)
– A manual etching press (0.74 mx 1.20 m)
– An old fashion hand book press (0.35 x 0.40 m)
– Drying Rack (1.10 mx 0.78 m) 90 shelves
– Work tables and countertops
– One water tray (1.10m x 0.85 m)
– Two water sinks
– Water, oil and rubber based inks
-Plates for photolithography (maximum size 55 x 66 cm.)
-Photopolymer film (60cm. wide)
-Variety of plates for monocopy