Relief Printing Studio I
Relief print is one of the basic printmaking techniques, the mastering of which is the quickest introduction into the problems of visual arts. It requires the use of synthesis and teaches discipline through the contact with obstinate matter. The program of Relief Printmaking Studio includes two stages of learning this technique: on the level of basic printmaking in the 1st and 2nd year, and as a specialized studio by choice for those wanting to perfect the technique from the 3rd to the 5th year, including their diploma work. Aside from purely technical tasks, the aim of the studio is to help in the development of the future graduate’s creative sensibility. The accessibility of materials and the simplicity of activities allows the artist to focus on the intellectual side of the creative process. An important element on this stage is experimentation – the possibility of defining the matrix and printing anew. Students, taking a break from the complex new media techniques, can nonetheless find a very contemporary form of expression in contact with wood, linoleum and plaster.