Burin on copper symposium 2018

In memory of Jürgen Czaschka

20-26 August 2018

Castle of Montefiore

in collaborazione con Fabriano paper
in collaborazione con Fabriano paper

This course, only for those who have practice in copper engraving techniques, is a unique chance to draw on the wealth of artistic experience that Maestro Jürgen Czaschka, who died on 9 February 2018, has fine-tuned in more than thirty years of studying and experimenting with burin technique, of which he possesses unparalleled knowledge, from the classic to contemporary developments. The students will participate at the Symposium who have worked with Jürgen for years that will transmit the teaching and secrets of the copper burin. A preliminary phase deals with preparation of the plate and methods of sharpening the tools. The central part of the course involves experimentation with different techniques of burin engraving on copper: morphology of the sign; the relationship between heavy and light signs; the rhythmicity of the hatching and the intersecting undulations of 16th century anatomy engravings; the synthetic linear sign. The course concludes with the final phase of inking, cleaning and printing the matrix.

The symposium is designed as a moment of work and artistic exchange, to keep alive an art as complex as wonderfully fascinating. We will work and live together for a week at the Castello di Montefiore Conca.


Born in Vienna, Jürgen Czaschka is unanimously acknowledged as one of the most extraordinary living burin artists. He got his artistic training in Berlin at the end of the 70’s and has created works of extraordinary technical expertise and overwhelming expressive force that make him an undisputed master of this art.

  • This workshop is suitable for those who has a printmaking experience: the places available are only 10 and will be made a selection of participants.
  • Language: Italian-English
  • 6-day workshop from 20-26 August 2018
  • At the Montefiore Castle
  • Hours: 10-13 / 14-17
  • Cost and rules: please ask information info@opificiodellarosa.org
  • Materials and tools necessary for the workshops are included in the cost of the course and will be provided for each participant.

General information

  • participants should bring their own drawing equipment and suitable clothing to work comfortably.
  • Usually at lunch time we eat together in the park nearby the castle. Everyone brings their own food.
  • A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.
  • There is a limit of 10 places per workshop