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Printing Arts: Intaglio 1500 - 1800

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Online Programs: Working on pre-recorded vignettes on major developments in Printing techniques and styles, artistic movements, impact of prints, and other topics.  A pre-recorded Q&A type program is (also) an option.

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.


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

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

Holden Senior Center (contact C. Nelson; Roman Legionary and Medieval Artist programs)
Holden, MA

The Oaks mansion (Daughters of the American Revolution Bigelow Chapter House; Paul Revere / Intaglio Printmaking demos)
Worcester, MA

Peabody Essex Museum (contact M. Winikates; Medieval Artist hands-on display)
Salem, MA

Boston College High School (contact E. Penarubia; Roman Legionary programs)
Boston, MA

Valley View School (contact S. Longvall; Roman Legionary programs)
North Brookfield, MA

Exeter High School (contact E. Ellis, Latin; Roman Legionary programs)
Exeter, NH

Bancroft School (contact H. Hall-Alicandro; Medieval Artist program)
Worcester, MA

Franklin Pierce University (contact J. Donelan; Roman Legionary and Medieval Artist)
Rindge, NH

Rice Public Library (Jennifer Kelley; Roman Legionary)
Kittery, ME

Oblate Retirement Home (Roman Legionary program)
Tewksbury, MA

Old Sturbridge Village (contact Jim O'Brien; Printmaking/Intaglio Printing demonstrations)
Sturbridge, MA

Leach Library (contact: Donna Plante; Roman Legionary program)
Londonderry, NH

American Inn Retirement Living (contact: Elizabeth Demerski; Roman Legionary program)
Southwick, MA

Mashantucket Pequot Museum (Printmaking in New England 1600-1770 demonstration)
Ledyard, CT

Storrs Library
Longmeadow, MA

Performer’s Contact Information

Andy Volpe: Art & History

Andrew Volpe
34 Douglas Rd
Bldg. B Red Brick Mill
Whitinsville, MA 01588
 (508) 344-5764
Preferred Contact Method: Email

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