• Activity

    • Joan Miró Graphic Art Workshops
  • Given by

    • José Ignacio Rincón
  • Dates

    • From July 3rd to 8th
  • Timetable

    • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Maximum no. of students

    • 10
  • Price

    • 160€
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T1. 2023 Workshop on Additive Techniques (CLOSED – only waiting list)

Given by José Ignacio Rincón. From July 3rd to 8th

Workshops and courses

Additive techniques in intaglio printing open up broad potential for developing different languages in which textured surfaces come to the fore, enriching the world of traditional printmaking. The only limits are the artist’s imagination and needs. This course is aimed at all those wishing to learn new ways of pushing back the expressive boundaries in printmaking.

To offer the participants an insight into the different materials that can be used in the creation of additive matrices so as to familiarize them with how these materials react and the multiple outcomes that can be achieved with each of them. During the process, an analysis will be made of work by other artists, looking at the different creations they produce.


  • Additive materials
    Satin: self-adhesive foil, water-based polyurethane varnish.
    Porous: breathable paint, gesso, sandpaper.
  • Matrices
    Satin: melamine HDF.
    Porous: plywood, grey card.
  • Sketches
    The characteristics of the intended image, depending on the type of matrix
  • Exercises
    By using additive materials and different kinds of matrices, the participants can experiment with different shades and textures:
    1. On a porous wood matrix, with self-adhesive aluminium foil, water-based polyurethane varnish, and corrosion-resistant metal paint.
    2. On a porous grey card matrix, with self-adhesive foil, and water-based polyurethane varnish.
    3. On a satin matrix (melamine HDF), with natural textures (plants, textiles). Different types of sandpaper can be used to achieve different shades of grey.
    Interaction is sparked off between the additive materials and matrices of differing porosities, opening up broad potential for plastic expression.

José Ignacio Rincón. (Seville, 1959)
José Ignacio Rincón studied at the Madrid Faculty of Fine Art, specializing in printmaking. This was rounded off by courses at Nicolás Salmerón Cultural Centre and the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

From 2000 to 2007, he gave printmaking workshops in different techniques and processes as part of the summer courses run by the CIEC in Betanzos, La Coruña, together with other international workshops in Portugal, Brazil, and Mexico, among other places. Work by the artist can be found in the collections of the Calcografía Nacional in Madrid; Bello Piñeiro Museum in El Ferrol, La Coruña; Universidad de Fortaleza Museum in Brazil; Banco Santander collection; Commerz Bank collection; Reina Sofía Contemporary Art Museum in Madrid; and the Deutsche Stiftung Foundation.

In 2002, he opened José Rincón Studio & Gallery in order to give printmaking classes to students new to the technique, while also opening up the use of his studio and providing technical support to artists familiar with printmaking.

Further information: José Rincón