The artists will take part in the process of electro-etching carried out by the specialist Alfonso Crujera
An opportunity to take part in recent experiences in the process of electro-etching carried out by the artist and specialist Alfonso Crujera. The residency-workshop is located in the vicinity of the biosphere reserve of the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). With excellent views to the Atlantic Ocean is surrounded by a quiet, natural environment, ideal for reflection and creation.
Since 2002 the artist Alfonso Crujera has been working in this workshop introducing printmakers from all over the world to the process of nontoxic etching. Author of the book Electro-etching handbook, a safe, non toxic approach. Today, the classic technique of intaglio engraving has been updated and reinvigorated by electrolytic etching, making the process of etching and engraving safer and ecologically sound while providing a wider range of expressive qualities and innovative possibilities on graphical effects. The use of this technique is simple and not necessarily expensive. The wide range of technical possibilities enables printmakers to develop their skills within and continuing their art process.
The personal assistance as well as the friendly and family-like atmosphere including visits to the local contemporary art centres creates a pleasant work-friendly atmosphere.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Duration of residency
From two weeks to one month
Private apartment with kitchen and bathroom – Free Internet Connection – Art Library
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Non toxic Printmaking, Printmaking, Visual art. The necessary equipment to etch will be provided at the workshop.
Studio / Workspace
The workshop is private and available to the resident artists 24 hours a day. From the naturally lit workshop, which measures 70m2, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the sea and surrounding farmland.
Fees and support
The artists must secure their own funding. The Workshop-residency is happy to assist artists seeking grants by providing a letter of invitation.
Expectations towards the artist
No specific expectations. Please refer to residency guidelines.