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Imprimere — Programme of Parallel Workshops

A programme of parallel workshops focusing on the graphic arts underlying the production of books.

As part of the exhibition Imprimere — Arte e Processo nos 250 anos da Imprensa Nacional [Art and Process over 250 years of Imprensa Nacional], an extensive documentary exhibition bringing together instruments, machines, technologies and artefacts that illustrate the history of graphic production in Portugal, a programme of parallel workshops will be held for adults and children. Imprimere — from the Latin to print, imprint or impress — explores in a didactic manner the main graphic design processes, techniques and technologies underlying the production of books, from seven perspectives: Paper, Type, Letterpress, Intaglio, Silkscreen Printing, Lithography and Binding. This workshop programme seeks to promote a number of initiatives that exemplify traditional production techniques.   — 29 SEP, 03:00-06:00 pm TRADITIONAL SILKSCREEN PRINTING PROCESSES With Catarina Lopes Based on the most elementary processes allowed by silkscreen printing, one of the direct processes will be developed in this workshop, using a screen mesh blocker from stencil, waxes, oil pastel and liquid rubber. Max. number of participants | min. 5 — €20 euros/person; materials provided by the organisation — 4 OCT, 03:00-04:30 pm GUIDED TOUR WITH THE CURATORS Wirh Rúben Dias e Sofia Meira Max. number of participants 30 | min.5 — free — 6 OCT, 03:00-06:00 pm PRINTING WITH MOVEABLE TYPES (workshop for children) With Rúben Dias e Sofia Meira Making a poster with moveable types in wood and lead, to understand how it was done before computers. Max. number of participants 10 | min. 5 — free — 13 OCT, 03:00-06:00 pm STONE COVERS: LITHOGRAPHY AND PROCESS With Gabriela Machado This workshop is intended to develop a process experience about lithography. About how to do and how to multiply a drawing from a prepared plate, such as stone, in lithography. The relationship with stencils will be studied for the creation of drawings transferred from paper sheets specifically prepared for the purpose, using an approach to the usages and methods adopted in a commercial lithographic context. Max. number of participants | min. 5 — €20euros/person; materials provided by the organisation — 20 OCT, 03:00-06:00 pm FROM RAGS TO PAPER, THE PROCESS SHEET BY SHEET With Anabela Carvalho e Sofia Faria Delving into the paper-making history from the 15th to the early 20th centuries, Sofia Faria and Anabela Carvalho will introduce participants to the art of transforming cotton rags into thin sheets of handmade white paper... exactly as it was done on the 19th century factory floor at Engenho da Lourença, in Paços de Brandão. Max. number of participants | min. 5 — free — 27 OCT, 03:00-06:00 pm COPTIC BINDING With Catarina Azevedo Coptic binding is characterised by its open spine and visible stitching, which allows the book to be opened across its whole width. This session will cover the construction of a hardback personal diary, which participants can take away at the end of the session. Max. number of participants | min. 5 — €20euros/person; materials provided by the organisation — 3 NOV,03:00-06:00 pm IMPRESSIVE GELATINE (workshop for children) With Walter Almeida e Vânia Meleiro The theme of this workshop is printing, and the group will get to know the moveable fonts/types on display at the IMPRIMERE exhibition, which will serve as a strategy and an invitation to explore the letters of one’s name. After creating their printing identity, each participant will cut out in paper the letter or letters of their name that they consider to be more suggestive to make a few proofs. The primary colours will be explored for this purpose, within a surprising exercise of chromatic overlaps and developments. Max. number of participants | min. 5 — €10 euros/person; materials provided by the organisation — 30 JUN,03:00-06:00 pm IMPRESSIVE GELATINE (workshop for children) With Walter Almeida e Vânia Meleiro The theme of this workshop is printing, and the group will get to know the moveable fonts/types on display at the IMPRIMERE exhibition, which will serve as a strategy and an invitation to explore the letters of one’s name. After creating their printing identity, each participant will cut out in paper the letter or letters of their name that they consider to be more suggestive to make a few proofs. The primary colours will be explored for this purpose, within a surprising exercise of chromatic overlaps and developments. Max. number of participants | min. 5 — €10 euros/person; materials provided by the organisation — 16 JUN,03:00-06:00 pm MARBLED PAPER TECHNIQUE With Cláudia Queirós A form of colouring and decorating paper that came about as a basis for manuscripts and calligraphy. The variants of Suminagashi, in Japan, and later Ebru, in Turkey, are representative of the evolution of this technique in different countries, which won recognition in Europe for its ubiquitous presence in book decoration. This workshop will address the different thickened ink and liquid formulas with simple ingredients, and will introduce the distinct design processes to create typical and traditional patterns of this technique. Max. number of participants | min. 5 — €20 euros/person; materials provided by the organisation — 9 JUN,03:00-06:00 pm DISCOVERING SILKSCREEN PRINTING [Traditional Silkscreen Printing Processes With Catarina Lopes Based on the most elementary processes allowed by silkscreen printing, one of the direct processes will be developed, using a screen mesh blocker from stencil, waxes, oil pastel and liquid rubber. Each participant will get directly involved in the silkscreen rack, creating original images for printing on A4 paper. Max. number of participants | min. 5 — €20 euros/person; materials provided by the organisation — 7 JUN,03:00-05:00 pm FROM RAGS TO PAPER, THE PROCESS SHEET BY SHEET With Anabela Carvalho e Sofia Faria Delving into the paper-making history from the 15th to the early 20th centuries, the trainers will introduce participants to the art of transforming cotton rags into thin sheets of handmade white paper, exactly as it was done on the 19th century factory floor at Engenho da Lourença, in Paços de Brandão. Max. number of participants 20 — free registrations: casadodesign@cm-matosinhos.pt