Disciplines 
Printmaking Visual Arts
Language 
Spanish, English
Founded 
1996
Duration 
1 to 4 weeks
Paid by host 

The residence does not provide grants for resident artists. It can assist artists seeking grants or other forms of funding in their home country/institution, by providing an invitation letter. Full cleaning and maintenance service (once a week). Towels and sheets are furnished.

Paid by artist 

Travel, housing, food, workshop and instruction, plates and paper, health insurance.

Application guidelines 

To apply for the grant artists should send an e-mail to electro@crujera.com  including a CV, copy of graduation certificate, brief biography, five pictures of prints and a statement of why he/she wants to attend the Electro-etching workshop (200 words maximum). Please download the Grant Registration Form.

Deadline 
16/12/2017

Residency at the Non-Toxic Electro-Etching Workshop

Residency at the Non-Toxic Electro-Etching Workshop

Description 

The Electro-etching residency introduces the artist to an alternative technique of intaglio etching, using a completely non-toxic electrical process, and thus avoiding completely the harmful acids used in traditional etching. The electro-etching residency is located within the workshop and residence of the artist Alfonso Crujera, a master printmaker and specialist in the varied techniques of etching with electrolysis. 

Accommodation Information 

The residence is a traditional coastal farmhouse, lovingly restored by the artist. The guest artist has a private apartment consisting of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, fridge, library, and wireless internet connection. From the residence as well as the balconies, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the sea and surrounding farmland.

Studio Information 

The workspace is free from toxic emissions and respectful to the environment. The studio, measuring 70m2, is naturally lit, containing all the necessary equipment in order to etch (electrolytic unit, etching-press, tables, tools, acrylic resists and oil based resists, proof inks, vegetal cleaning agent). The workshop is available to the resident artists 24 hours a day.

Technical Information 

The resident artist will be introduced to the process of electro-etching copper and zinc plates instead of using traditional acids. (S)He will have access to the master’s direct and personal assistance and will have the opportunity to develop their current knowledge of non-toxic etching using electricity, applying these techniques to their own work. The artist will also learn how to assemble an electro-etching unit themselves, so they will be able to continue electro-etching in their own studio back home. 

Location 

The residence is located on the north coast of the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. It is 700 metres from the neighbourhood of San Felipe, which boasts tidal swimming pools, restaurants and a beach ideal for surfing. The area enjoys a very pleasant and moderate subtropical climate year round, with average temperatures ranging between 12-28ºC.

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Address: 
San Felipe nº 90
35141 Arucas Las Palmas
Spain
Telephone 
+34 928556329
Website 
www.en.crujera.com

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