The Métairie Bruyère Graphic Art Center offers a printmaking workshop led by Christian Dutrou and artist Julie Safirstein. A training where all techniques of this graphic art, whether manual or industrial, will be covered. Prints will no longer hold any secrets for the participants.
By the end of the training, the participant will have acquired:
In collaboration with La Métairie Bruyère, this training offers a unique technical immersion into the delicate art of engraving, allowing the creation of graphic works by subtly playing with lines and textures.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore both traditional and contemporary engraving techniques, from the initial drawing phase to the final realization. This learning experience takes place in an exceptional 35-hectare natural environment, amid the stimulating atmosphere of La Métairie Bruyère and Campus MaNa.
The training aims to develop precise mastery of traditional engraving tools and materials while cultivating a deep understanding of artistic composition principles and visual representation. Guided by various techniques such as etching, intaglio, linocut, and more, participants will be under the supervision of Christian Dutrou, Master of the Place.
Beyond technical skills, this training provides a stimulating opportunity to explore one’s own creative expression while respecting the centuries- old artistic tradition of engraving.
Participants will thus have the possibility to create works using various tools such as chisels, drypoints, gouges, and chisels to carve the surface of their material, resulting in unique artistic compositions that can be reproduced in multiple copies.
Spread over eight farmhouses typical of the Puisaye, the site brings together a set of workshops, from manual typography (letterpress) to using intaglio, lithography, digigraphy. This complementarity of crafts makes it a unique place of creation in Europe.
A space for inspiration, experimentation and creation in vast workshops. Beautiful presses and an exceptional collection of several tons of lead characters of all sizes are available to artists. The center welcomes thousands of art and craft lovers for guided tours of the workshops organized all year round.