What you'll do
At 9.00 am Ludovica starts the course with a brief history about Chalcography: the art of engraving on copper or zinc plates used for printmaking. Observation of metals and various tools used to engrave and of the various techniques: etching, drypoint, experimental techniques. Before starting, it will be made a demonstration of the preparatory phases: looking at print examples, plate preparation, paper preparation, inking up the plate and printing with the Stella press. The materials will be mostly non-toxic, we try to protect the environment. During the course you will work on a zinc plate, introducing you to the metal and the mordant that we use. From 10 to 12 you plan your work, make the drawing and transfer it on the plate; the theme will be the same for everyone since it will be connected to the afternoon tour ( Theme : Pinocchio, in the afternoon visit to Pinocchio’s village) At 12 am we have a lunch break. At 1 pm back to Ludovica’s course till 3 pm . 3pm to 5pm Rodrigo will take you to Collodi, city where Pinocchio was created and to Quercione, near the medieval city of Montecarlo, to see the tree that inspired Pinocchio’s author. at 5 pm Rodrigo will drive you back.
Ludovica Gambaro- I was born in Lucca and lived in Tuscany between Petrognano, Livorno, Pisa and Florence. Since I was a child, I have cultivated my love for art, nature and love for others. My dream is to help people through art. I graduated in Florence and I’m professionally qualified in etching and printmaking. Rodrigo Daibert- Born in Brazil , I grew up surrounded by sports, photography and art. Moved to Europe in 2001 to work on Broadway shows on European tours. I attended different courses in TV, theatre, photography and film making.
We will offer you simple homemade dishes with local products.
Pinocchio´s Batterfly House or Pinocchio´s Park .
We can provide the pick up at your Airbnb or other location, Max 20 km without extra cost, and the trip To Collodi.
We will provide the material for the course.
Where you'll be
After the course in the beautiful Village of Petrognano, from 3pm to 5pm Rodrigo Daibert will take you to Collodi, the city where Pinocchio was created and to the Quercione, to see the tree that inspired Pinocchio’s author and finish the tour in medieval city of Montecarlo. 5 pm Rodrigo will take you back Petrognano or the location you wish to go.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. No experience is necessary, but if you have any health problems, please let us know in advance.
On the day of the course Rodrigo Daibert will pick you up at your location at 8 am or at the Church of Petrognano at 8.45 am.
Traditional Printmaking Techniques
$144 / personNew experience
$144 / person