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Printing Arts: Intaglio 1500 - 1800

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Gutenberg's movable type and printing press has had arguably the most significant impact on the spread of information and knowledge. Developed alongside the printing press was Intaglio (In-Tah-Leo) such as engraving and etching, which provided a significant number of illustrations and images for all sorts of printed matter. Andy Volpe discusses the impact of the engraved image from the 1400's to the 1800's, and methods used by artists such as Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt, and even Paul Revere, while he prints some of his own copper plates on a small printing press.

Fee:$260. Additional fees for mileage, including tolls and parking if applicable, will be applied to total. A minimal additional fee for paper, materials and printing press may be added.
Program Length:1 Hour
Facility Requirements:12 foot square space or larger, Water access, 2-3 tables (ca 6 or 8 foot length banquet) for materials and display items. Please note oil based non-toxic inks and minimal low-odor solvents will be used. Any waste will be taken / disposed of by the prese
Last Modified:03/16/2014

Recent Library/School Appearances by Andy Volpe: Art & History:

Boston Public Library - East Boston branch East Boston, MA 617-569-0271
Holden Senior Center (contact C. Nelson) Holden, MA (508) 210-5570
The Oaks mansion (DAR Chapter House) Worcester, MA (508) 797-3530
Peabody Essex Museum (contact M. Winikates) Salem, MA (508) 745-9500
Boston College High School (contact E. Penarubia) Boston, MA (617) 436-3900
Valley View School (contact S. Longvall) North Brookfield, MA (508) 867-6690
Exeter High School (contact E. Ellis, Latin) Exeter, NH (603) 395-2400
Bancroft School (contact H. Hall-Alicandro) Worcester, MA (508) 853-2640
Franklin Pierce University (contact J. Donelan Rindge, NH (603) 899-4000

Performer’s Contact Information:

Andy Volpe: Art & History

Andrew Volpe
34 Douglas Rd
Bldg. B Red Brick Mill
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Phone: (508) 344-5764
Email: PalusButeo@hotmail.com
Web Site: http://www.andyvolpe.com
Preferred Contact Method: Email
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