Studio of Intaglio Printing

Prof. Przemysław Tyszkiewicz
Asst. Agata Gertchen

The name of the studio is misleading, because we provide students not only with instruction in intaglio techniques but also with relief printing.

The studio is a natural continuation of "The Wroclaw School of Printmaking", going back directly to its post-war founder and Rector, prof. Stanisław Dawski (a spiritual and artistic mentor of Józef Gielniak) and the then assistant teacher prof. Halina Pawlikowska. Her assistant teachers were prof. Jacek Szewczyk and prof. Przemysław Tyszkiewicz.

The modern nature of the studio develops the original curriculum, while referring to the most recent tendencies in art. The main emphasis is placed upon educating a fully aware, independent artist, armed with excellent state-of-the-art printmaking equipment. The curriculum of the studio encompasses complex education about original graphic art while utilizing such pure graphic techniques as: drypoint, copper engraving, etching, aquatint, lift ground, soft ground, mezzotint, woodcut or linocut. Along with perfection in mastering printmaking techniques, the studio places great emphasis on the development of artistic awareness, ability to define individual artistic expression on a better and better level. The speciality of the studio is monumental printmaking realizations in traditional techniques.