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THE ITALIAN INTENSIVE VI – with Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff

September 25, 2024 - October 9, 2024

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Piano Per Favore! Slow Down Please – Mindful Drawing and Printmaking

In these times of instant everything, Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff’s sixth Italian Intensive Printmaking and Drawing workshop invites you to slow down and appreciate the world around you.  This session will include direct polymer gravure etching – using the sun to help etch the drawn images onto printable plates, and small intensive drawing workshops to explore new ways to observe, document and celebrate the Italian landscape. Drawing on frosted mylar for the portable polymer gravure plates gives the artist the immediacy and vitality of working beyond the studio – from the gardens of La Romita to the beautiful Umbrian hill towns we’ll be visiting. 

More magic happens in the print studio.  Using water-based inks on the finished plates, we can produce everything from editioned prints to unique monoprint images that incorporate collage and layered drawing.

The residency/workshop format of the class will allow students to work at their own level in developing images and process.  Students with little or no experience will feel comfortable in this course and more experienced students will continue to build on their skills and knowledge.

With their combined expertise in printmaking and drawing and their years of experience in printmaking collaborations and team-teaching Katherine and Suzi will provide each student with individual attention, creative inspiration and challenges.


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About Katherine

In 1989 Katherine Brimberry co-founded Flatbed Press, a publishing workshop for fine art prints in Austin, Texas. As an artist her primary medium has been intaglio printmaking, and she has exhibited her work widely. Her prints have been collected by private collectors and museums internationally. As Master Printer and director of Flatbed Press she is directly responsible for the artistic and technical development of all Flatbed projects and has collaborated with artists for over three hundred Flatbed projects. Flatbed is well known for their commitment to their artists in helping them created etchings, monotypes, lithographs and relief fine art prints.

Brimberry specializes in intaglio techniques. Her own works uses both copper etching techniques and polymer gravure plates, sometimes known as Solarplates. Dan Welden, who developed the use of this matrix, recognizes her as one of the Solarplate experts. In 2010, she led a group to La Romita to work with Solarplates and water-based, non-toxic inks. Her art practice includes working with large groups on collaborative work

About Suzi

Suzi Davidoff is an artist based in the Chihuahuan desert of west Texas, creating drawings, paintings, prints and collaborative installations that explore themes of structure and perception in the natural world.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and Mexico and she is represented in numerous public and private collections.  Recent solo exhibitions include VANISHING AVIANS, Flatbed Press, Austin, SIMPLIFIED WORLD, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, Texas and FIELD NOTES, Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Her work was featured in DRAWN WORLDS at Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, TX and SPECIES IN PERIL ALONG THE RIO GRANDE at 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM.  She has been the recipient of a Fiskars Artist’s Residency, a Mid-America NEA Fellowship and a Ford Foundation/Pollack-Siquieros Binational Art Award. 

Suzi and Katherine have been team-teaching the Italian Intensive Printmaking and Drawing Workshop at La Romita since 2013.


September 25, 2024
October 9, 2024
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La Romita School of Art
Terni, Italy


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