PRINTING IN CLAY II
Sculpture and printmaking workshop (36 hours)
Mentor: Veljko Zejak, sculptor
When: Fridays, from 16.00 to 19.00
Where: The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, MGLC Švicarija, Pod turnom 4, Ljubljana
Start of workshop: 6 November 2020
The Printing in Clay II workshop is the continuation of the workshop Printing in Clay, which was conducted at Švicarija two years ago. Its mentor Veljko Zejak works in the expanded media of sculpture, which also include printing in clay. The technique is his invention and combines ceramics, sculpture and printmaking. It is all about improvising and experimenting with the materials and knowledge available in various media. Ceramics is the base, which is part of the process as well as the final product. The colours used are ceramic pigments and glazes. The technique enables printing on flat surfaces (tiles) and is also suitable for use in three-dimensional form. The lines and structures achieved are reminiscent of old intaglio printmaking techniques such as drypoint, aquatint and etching. Part of the process that involves transferring the drawing into digital form and producing a vector image along with using a laser engraver will be carried out in collaboration with RogLab.
The final result is the acquisition of skills and knowledge in the technique of printing in clay and one’s own creation of a ceramic graphic print.
The 36-hour workshop takes place in The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio at Švicarija from November 2020 to February 2021, every Friday, from 4 to 7 pm. It concludes on the Slovenian Day of Culture and the Švicarija Doors Open Day on 8 February 2021 with the presentation of the artworks produced by the students in the studio of mentor Veljko Zejak at Švicarija. The foreseen working dates are: 6. 11., 13. 11., 20. 11., 27. 11., 4. 12., 11. 12., 18. 12. (cancelled 25. 12. and 1. 1.), 8. 1., 15. 1., 22. 1., 29. 1. and 5. 2.
The workshop will occasionally host other artists with skills and knowledge of the technique of printing in clay.
Veljko Zejak gained a degree in Sculpture in 2005 and completed the postgraduate study programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2008. In 2008/2009 he was a visiting student at the School of Fine Arts in Paris in the studio of Prof. Richard Deacon. He has exhibited in more than 50 group and solo shows in Serbia, Germany, Turkey, Austria, France, USA, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Montenegro as well as Sweden, Croatia and China. He is the author of several artistic and socially engaged projects and workshops, and has received many accolades for his work. He is also the initiator of the current international art project Hybrid Object, which brings together more than 40 young artists, mostly sculptors, from all over Europe.
Veljko Zejak is a Švicarija studio user. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
The workshop is intended for participants with skills and knowledge in the art of sculpture and printmaking. The group is limited to a maximum of 6 people. The workshop should be attended from beginning to end. The workshop will be conducted in accordance with the instructions of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). MGLC reserves the right to change or cancel the programme.
Workshop partner: RogLab
Participation fee: 180 EUR
The participation fee includes value-added tax. Basic materials are included.
Recipient: International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Grad Tivoli, Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bank: Bank of Slovenia, Slovenska cesta 35, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bank account: 01261-6030356044 (Printmaking in clay II 2020/21)
IBAN: SI56 0126 1603 0356 044
Members of the FRIENDS OF THE BIENNIAL CLUB receive a 15% discount on enrolment, while students, pensioners and the unemployed have a 10% discount on the participation fee.
Applications must be made on the appropriate application form outlining relevant experience or by submitting a portfolio. Applications taken up till the available quota at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veljko Zejak’s studio at Švicarija. Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.