Pure Print
Classical Printmaking in Contemporary Art


– Workshops will be dedicated to: the general conceptual aspects of printmaking such as imprint, reproduction, seriality, physicality and translation. Workshops on concept application of print and printmaking into collaborative projects, opening up new possibilities and perspectives on crea­tive practice based on accessibility, old and new formats of art­ist’s books publishing, that is, developing opportunities to get professional fine art printmaking skills into the hands of as many print practitioners as possible.

To specific technical aspects of printmaking, the transferred image, the possibility of multiples, the obsession with the media and craft of printmaking, with intrinsic qualities of the materials as in the poetic associations they embody. How such approaches question the assumed immediacy and directness of drawing as well as its proximity to the body? Which expressive potentials can they claim to achieve? Workshops on traditional formats and clas­sical printmaking techniques

To highlight printed material’s relevance to contemporary art, the significance of the choice of medium, its intrinsic qualities and the skilled craftsmanship with which it is executed, the inherent visual appearance resulting from each process. Workshops will introduce print and the influence of digital technologies and new media.

To highlight the potential of an infinite flexible, accessible art form, through case studies of artists work, new media, and tech­niques including ephemeral work, appropriated objects, print on alternative and new surfaces (glass, ceramics, concrete, leather, metal, plastic and textiles), use of unusual materials and tools, creating links with industry within an art research practice and the use of innovative expertise. Workshops will expand techno­logical borders.


For enrollment on the workshops, please contact Ana Cachucho.


List of Workshops:



16 – 17 September

Aleksandra Janik + Magdalena HlawaczImage Transfer Workshop


16 – 20 September

Carmen Hidalgo de Cisneros Wilckens + Maria Mendoza Urgal + Marta Aguilar Moreno:

La hibridación de la estampa contemporánea: Técnicas de impresión digital y su combinación con las técnicas gráficas tradicionales de dibujo y grabado


17 – 20 September

Malgorzata WarlikowskaPrints thermosealable


30 September – 2 October

Marcos RizolliExpanded Engraving



1 – 4 October

Carlos Mesquita e Diogo TudelaComputacional printmaking


7 – 9 October

Mare SaareAfterimage: Images onto glass


14 – 15 October

Mami HiguchiConstruction of Baren


21 – 23 October

Hugo BesardMezzotint, the velvety etching technique


28 – 29 October

Luce DelhoveTrame: collage tessile e stampa a secco





4 – 8 November

Joana & Mariana + Catarina MarquesCooperative Edition (Free Workshop at FAUP – Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto)


7 – 9 November

2pm – Edifício AXA 1º Avenida

Célia Esteves e Márcia Novais: Print Camp – Stencil and Silkscreen (Free Workshop)


18 – 19 November

Naoji Ishiyama: Basics of the drypoint technique


25 – 28 November

Peter Bosteells: Time based Art. A connection between traditional printmaking and animation.


25 – 28 November

Kazimierz Pawlak: Glass sandblasting technique – graphics on glass.




2 – 5 December

Wilma LokPure Print Única


9 – 11 December

Nobuhiko NumazakiDirect to Plate Lithography


16 – 19 December

Esin KüçükbiçmenAutoportrait by Glass Print



Participation fees: 

1. FBAUP students or from other Organic Institutions belonging to the University of Porto (UP)

Workshops with 4 sessions – 35€

Workshops with 3 sessions – 30€

Workshops with 2 sessions – 20€


2. Teachers, employees and ex-students from FBAUP or other Organic Institutions belonging to the University of Porto (UP) / Members or collaborators from i2ADS

Workshops with 4 sessions – 55€

Workshops with 3 sessions – 50€

Workshops with 2 sessions – 40€


3. General Public

Workshops with 4 sessions – 65€

Workshops with 3 sessions – 60€

Workshops with 2 sessions – 50€


Special Price: for students that enroll in more than 3 workshops, there will be a 10% discount.