Studying Printmaking and Book Arts at SRISA
The SRISA Printmaking Department offers one of the best-equipped and most broad-ranging print facilities in Italy. Students have a full range of technical possibilities, including Relief Printing, Etching, Stone Lithography, Photo-mechanical Processes, Oil and Water-based Mono-printing, Letterpress, Bookbinding, Papermaking, and Digital Technology.
Many classes incorporate a wide variety of mediums, and students can pursue crossover techniques in which a number of processes are used. Students at SRISA often move back and forth from letterpress to the computer, from the computer to the press, and from the press to the darkroom in a seamless fashion.
Meet SRISA Faculty:
Instruction & Class structure:
Semester Studio classes meet for two three-hour session per week, and students have ample time outside of class time during the week and weekends. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, and open studio.During summer sessions classes meet four days per week and students have the same additional access as the semester students.
Book Art Course fees and Lab information:
The Book Arts Lab located in the Printmaking facilities is open from 9am to 11pm most days and students have access outside of scheduled class-time. Many supplies such as inks, glue, mat- board, and general book arts tools are provided by the school in a kit provided to each student which is covered by the course fee charged to students. Students will be responsible for purchasing paper and other personal supplies not provided in the book arts kit.