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DEPARTMENTS
Printmaking

SANTA REPARATA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART
FLORENCE-ITALY

Overview:
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.
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Instruction & Class structure:
Semester Studio classes meet for two three-hour session per week, and students have ample time outside of classtime 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 acess as the semester students.
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Supplies:
SRISA supplies most of the required materials with a lab fee. Students purchase their own printing papers, personal tools and drawing supplies.
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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.
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art Students Painting
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art Studio
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art Students working in the Studio
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art Students having fun after work
PRINTMAKING AND BOOK ARTS DEPARTMENT
Professor Patricia Silva
Prof. Patricia Silva
Patricia Silva received a BFA in Art History/Studio Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and a MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has also studied at the Centro del Bel Libro in Ascona, Switzerland. 

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Meet the SRISA Faculty
Studying Printmaking and Book Arts at SRISA


In Printmaking I, students are first introduced to simple one-color relief prints and then graduate to multi-color relief, intaglio, monotype and photomechanical processes; while in Printmaking II students are encouraged to build on their prior experience in printmaking and learn more advanced processes in order to develop their personal approach to image making.  Courses in Woodcut and Serigraphy allow students to explore those processes in greater depth.

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