Fallani, the historical silk-screen printing studio in Cannaregio, offers the chance to experience what serigraphy is. The workshop will begin with an introduction about this printing technique, its characteristics, the creative outputs it offers and a detailed illustration of all the steps of the printing process, where many tricks of the most skilled printers will be revealed. After learning to recognise and use the tools, such as the frame and the squeegee, and the various types of inks, participants will realise a 3-colour printing of an image representing a Venetian palace on different kinds of cardboard.
In his father's footstepsFallani Venezia’s story started in 1968, when Fiorenzo Fallani had his first experience of this new printing technique coming from the United States. After participating in the 35th Biennale d’Arte in Venice in 1970, he worked with artists from all over the world. His son Gianpaolo followed in his father’s footsteps: now he is the family's expert in screen-printing. Over the years, Gianpaolo has worked in other sectors of the family business, but in 2012 he took over the workshop and now works there exclusively. He continues to seek out collaborations with international contemporary artists offering residencies, training courses and hands-on experiences that foster an exchange of skills, knowledge and ideas.
A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.Listen
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