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Copper, Print & Thorvaldsen. A two-day graphics workshop at Thorvaldsens Museum and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts

NB: The workshop is taught in Danish

Are you interested in drawing, and would you like to reproduce your own drawing as a copperplate print? Then you have the opportunity now, when Thorvaldsens Museum and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts form the settings for a two-day graphics workshop.

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Ferdinand Richardt: Thorvaldsen in his studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, 1840.

The workshop starts at Thorvaldsens Museum, where we will among other things be looking at copper engravings from Thorvaldsen’s own collection, which have been taken for the occasion from the museum’s stores, and which were a source of inspiration for Thorvaldsen’s own art. Afterwards we will be working
– with the beautiful museum building and the collections as our sources of inspiration – with sketches and drawings on copperplate.

The second day of the workshop takes place at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Thorvaldsen’s old professorial apartment, which is now a graphics laboratory. There – at a work-shop among machinery, printers ink and etching acid – we will be introduced to the graphics discipline and will print our copperplates in colours inspired by Thorvaldsens Museum – red ferric oxide, yellow ochre and ultramarine.

The workshop instructors, Johanne Sigvardsen and Sofia Seitz-Rasmussen, are both profess-ional artists who work in the graphic arts disciplines in various idioms.

When: 20-21 September 2014. Both days 10;00-17:00.
Price: DKK 125 per person (includes materials, guided tours of Thorvaldsens Museum and the Royal Academy, and an introduction to copperplate printing.
For whom: Whoever is interested in or feels like trying their hand at the graphics discipline.
Age limit: Minimum 18 years old.
Number of participants: 10 (registration necessary).

Binding registration no later than Monday 15 September by e-mail: thm@thorvaldsensmuseum.dk. Remember to give the following information: name, age, address, phone number and e-mail.

What to bring: The urge, the courage and your own lunch!

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