Printmaking workshop

We are happy to announce the beginning of a printmaking workshop in Paxos next week to be animated by Paris printmaker Emma Mellot.

Two workshops of five sessions each will be organized, one for children most probably from 6 to 8 pm and one for adults from 8 to 10 pm between July 14 and 28. The workshop will be held at the schoolhouse in Loggos next door to the current print exhibition, Printmaking: Techniques and Styles.  The total cost for the five sessions will be 25 € for the children’s workshop and 30 € for the adults, payable in advance to the Association of the Friends of Paxos.

A first introductory meeting with Emma Mellot to discuss times and dates will be held at the Loggos schoolhouse on Tuesday 14 July at 7pm.

Anyone interested in attending the workshops please contact:

Chris Boïcos                           69 73 01 36 99

Sofia Kouva                                  69 79 66 22 44

Emma Mellot is a Paris painter, printmaker, book illustrator and decorator.

She is a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux arts in Paris where she studied drawing and painting and also most fine art and decorative techniques including mosaic, fresco and old master methods. Her professors were Jacques Yankel, Pierre Matthey, Jean François Debord, François Fontaine and Philippe Comar.

At the Sorbonne in Paris she studied under the celebrated art historian Daniel Arasse who introduced her to the Italian Renaissance. She subsequently studied printmaking techniques in a variety of Paris studios.

After her studies she travelled widely on geographic expeditions organized by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (French National Center forScientific Research) to Argentina, Russia and Mongolia, on which she worked as illustrator recording landscapes and regional geography.

In her Paris studio she directed workshops on printmaking, printing on paper but also on textiles and also the creation of ceramics. She believes that all artistic techniques are interrelated and should be combined in the creation of complete artistic and decorative environments.

Her personal work is inspired by the Renaissance and classical myths and legends. She loves combining printing techniques and images on a single print creating thus works that are synthetic both stylistically and thematically with a particularly rich, allusive iconography.

More information on Emma`s biography and images of her works are available on website Chris Boicos Fine Arts.

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1 Response to Printmaking workshop

  1. Renate Sack says:

    What a nice idea. I would have loved to take part. Paxos which is a wonderful island in itself, is getting more and more interesting! Congragulation.

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