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You can always contact for a more specific workshop. For example, we can experiment techniques such as mokulitho, chine-collé application with Japanese paper, paper litho, monotypia, etching, soft ground, sugarlift, aquatint, woodcut, linocut, foil application on textiles, t-shirt printing...etc!

 

There are many ways of creating at Vargas Print Studio! Please look at the renting fees and assistance fees beforehand. Schedule a time and let's create together! If you are a professional artist with experience with printing methods, you can also rent the facilites. For consulting, please schedule a time and consult the price with the director.

Vargas Print Studio does not print for other artists, but instead, teaches and assists other artists on how to make prints on their own. After this, professionals can work on their own steam, under agreed schedule.

 

We speak Finnish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French and if necessary Spanish! Children are welcome too, but only with their parents due to the sharp edges of the equipment. Welcome!

Vargas Print Studio would like to thank Arts Promotion Finland, who is supporting the Summer Workshops! Kiitos TAIKE! 

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  •  Introduction to Etching / Metalligrafiikan alkeet
    Multiple Dates
    ke 17. elok.
    Helsinki
    Welcome to the etching workshop! Using copper plates, the participants will learn how to apply methods for etching. Through the application of hard ground, the participants will draw directly on the prepared surface and experiment different stages of etching on the plate and print a small edition.
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  • Monotypia
    pe 19. elok.
    Vargas Print Studio
    Using aluminium plates you will be shown how to express images through different mark making techniques such as monotype! You will develop your image through different stages on this one-day taster course, and come out with a handful of prints!
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  • Serigrafian peruskurssi / Introduction to silkscreen print
    ma 22. elok.
    Helsinki
    Learn the processes involved in translating drawings and photographs into a silkscreen print. The course will cover everything you need to get you started using water-based inks. This workshop is perfect for anyone with an interest in screen printing.
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  • Applying Chine-Collé with Japanese paper
    Multiple Dates
    ma 29. elok.
    Helsinki
    Welcome to the chine-collé workshop! Using copper plates, the participants will have the opportunity to prepare and work the plate with drypoint techniques, to ink, learn how to apply two different methods for using coloured Japanese paper and produce a small edition on paper.
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  •  Introduction to Etching / Metalligrafiikan alkeet
    ma 05. syysk.
    Helsinki
    Welcome to the etching workshop! Using copper plates, the participants will learn how to apply methods for etching. Through the application of hard ground, the participants will draw directly on the prepared surface, experiment different stages of etching on the plate and print a small edition.
    Share
  •  Introduction to Etching / Metalligrafiikan alkeet
    ma 12. syysk.
    Helsinki
    Welcome to the etching workshop! Using copper plates, the participants will learn how to apply methods for etching. Through the application of hard ground, the participants will draw directly on the prepared surface, experiment different stages of etching on the plate and print a small edition.
    Share
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* COVID-19 *

Studio is open for clients who wish to print or learn new skills.

We provide sterilizing gel and use masks during workshops.

You can also bring your own gel and your own mask.

Do not come if you feel ill or sick.

Studio is open only by appointment. Please call 0452215100.

Welcome!

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Rita Vargas

Affection Adrift, 10.–28.7.2021

Galleria Becker

Affection Adrift is an art exhibition which represents Vargas’s ability to reconcile her Portuguese roots with Finnish cultural identity. Vargas has been living and working in Finland (Jyväskylä) for 11 years and moved to Helsinki in 2019 to found an atelier, Vargas Print Studio.

 

In her artistic practice, Vargas combines art history, memories from a post-colonial family and her impressions from the passage through European and Asian countries. Her living and travelling experiences influenced her aesthetic choices, bringing to the exhibition a collection of prints that reflect Vargas’s thoughts and reflections about absence, motherhood, family, travel, boundaries, belonging.

 “With Affection Adrift I try to silently bring a loud sensation of not being able to belong to a place, at the same time that familiarity is present. Perhaps it just came to tell that we are all one in the end. There is no you and me, there is not they and us, there is we. We all go through the same feelings, whether it is loneliness, or passion, whether it is sadness or anger, frustration or despair, solitude or overwhelming. It is through this fragile line that Affection Adrift tries to bring to the closest audience the need to rethink boundaries.”

Vargas’s Affection Adrift’s art exhibition will be open from 8th until 28th of July, at Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä Artists’ Association, Seminaarinkatu 28,

For more information, please visit the Artist's Association from Jyväskylä, Galleria Becker:

https://jkltaiteilijaseura.net/2021/07/01/rita-vargas-affection-adrift-10-28-7-2021-galleria-becker/

[Finnish]


Kuvataiteilija Rita Vargasin Affection Adrift on toinen yksityisnäyttely 11 vuoden sisällä Galleria Beckerissä.

Affection Adrift on taidenäyttely, joka esittelee Vargasin kykyä sovittaa yhteen hänen portugalilaiset juurensa suomalaisen kulttuuri-identiteetin kautta. Vargas on asunut ja työskennellyt Suomessa (Jyväskylässä) yksitoista vuotta. Hän muutti Helsinkiin vuonna 2019 löydettyään ateljeen, Vargas Print Studion. Taiteellisessa tuotannossa Vargas yhdistelee taidehistoriaa, muistoja ja saamiaan vaikutteita matkoiltaan Euroopassa ja Aasiassa. Elämän ja matkustamisen tuomat kokemukset ovat vaikuttaneet hänen esteettisiin valintoihinsa, joita on nähtävillä näyttelyyn valituissa teoksissa. Teoksista heijastuu Vargasin ajatuksia poissaolosta, äitiydestä, perheestä, matkustamisesta, rajoista ja kuulumisesta.

“With Affection Adrift I try to silently bring a loud sensation of not being able to belong to a place, at the same time that familiarity is present. Perhaps it just came to tell that we are all one in the end. There is no you and me, there is not they and us, there is we. We all go through the same feelings, whether it is loneliness, or passion, whether it is sadness or anger, frustration or despair, solitude or overwhelming. It is through this fragile line that Affection Adrift tries to bring to the closest audience the need to rethink boundaries.”

Vargasin näyttely, Affection Adrift, on avoinna 10.–28.7.2021 Galleria Beckerissä, Jyväskylän Taiteilijaseura, Seminaarinkatu 28, 40100 Jyväskylä. Galleria on avoinna tiistaista perjantaihin klo 12–17, lauantaisin klo 12–15 ja sunnuntaisin klo 12–16.

Galleria Becker: 040 824 3031 * galleria@jkltaiteilijaseura.net * Avoinna ti–pe 12–17, la 12–15, su 12–16

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  •  Introduction to Etching / Metalligrafiikan alkeet
    Multiple Dates
    ke 17. elok.
    Helsinki
    17. elok. klo 15.00 – 18. elok. klo 20.00
    Helsinki, Ouluntie 3, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
    Welcome to the etching workshop! Using copper plates, the participants will learn how to apply methods for etching. Through the application of hard ground, the participants will draw directly on the prepared surface and experiment different stages of etching on the plate and print a small edition.
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  • Monotypia
    pe 19. elok.
    Vargas Print Studio
    19. elok. klo 16.00 – 20.00
    Vargas Print Studio, Ouluntie 3, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
    Using aluminium plates you will be shown how to express images through different mark making techniques such as monotype! You will develop your image through different stages on this one-day taster course, and come out with a handful of prints!
    Share
  • Serigrafian peruskurssi / Introduction to silkscreen print
    22. elok. klo 17.00 – 24. elok. klo 21.00
    Helsinki, Ouluntie 3, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
    Learn the processes involved in translating drawings and photographs into a silkscreen print. The course will cover everything you need to get you started using water-based inks. This workshop is perfect for anyone with an interest in screen printing.
    Share
  • Applying Chine-Collé with Japanese paper
    Multiple Dates
    ma 29. elok.
    Helsinki
    29. elok. klo 16.00 – 21.00
    Helsinki, Ouluntie 3, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
    Welcome to the chine-collé workshop! Using copper plates, the participants will have the opportunity to prepare and work the plate with drypoint techniques, to ink, learn how to apply two different methods for using coloured Japanese paper and produce a small edition on paper.
    Share
  •  Introduction to Etching / Metalligrafiikan alkeet
    05. syysk. klo 15.00 – 06. syysk. klo 20.00
    Helsinki, Ouluntie 3, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
    Welcome to the etching workshop! Using copper plates, the participants will learn how to apply methods for etching. Through the application of hard ground, the participants will draw directly on the prepared surface, experiment different stages of etching on the plate and print a small edition.
    Share
  •  Introduction to Etching / Metalligrafiikan alkeet
    12. syysk. klo 15.00 – 13. syysk. klo 20.00
    Helsinki, Ouluntie 3, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
    Welcome to the etching workshop! Using copper plates, the participants will learn how to apply methods for etching. Through the application of hard ground, the participants will draw directly on the prepared surface, experiment different stages of etching on the plate and print a small edition.
    Share
studioisopen_edited.jpg

* COVID-19 *

Studio is open for clients who wish to print or learn new skills.

We provide sterilizing gel and use masks during workshops.

You can also bring your own gel and your own mask.

Do not come if you feel ill or sick.

Studio is open only by appointment. Please call 0452215100.

Welcome!

_DSC0569x.jpg

Rita Vargas

Affection Adrift, 10.–28.7.2021

Galleria Becker

Affection Adrift is an art exhibition which represents Vargas’s ability to reconcile her Portuguese roots with Finnish cultural identity. Vargas has been living and working in Finland (Jyväskylä) for 11 years and moved to Helsinki in 2019 to found an atelier, Vargas Print Studio.

 

In her artistic practice, Vargas combines art history, memories from a post-colonial family and her impressions from the passage through European and Asian countries. Her living and travelling experiences influenced her aesthetic choices, bringing to the exhibition a collection of prints that reflect Vargas’s thoughts and reflections about absence, motherhood, family, travel, boundaries, belonging.

 “With Affection Adrift I try to silently bring a loud sensation of not being able to belong to a place, at the same time that familiarity is present. Perhaps it just came to tell that we are all one in the end. There is no you and me, there is not they and us, there is we. We all go through the same feelings, whether it is loneliness, or passion, whether it is sadness or anger, frustration or despair, solitude or overwhelming. It is through this fragile line that Affection Adrift tries to bring to the closest audience the need to rethink boundaries.”

Vargas’s Affection Adrift’s art exhibition will be open from 8th until 28th of July, at Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä Artists’ Association, Seminaarinkatu 28,

For more information, please visit the Artist's Association from Jyväskylä, Galleria Becker:

https://jkltaiteilijaseura.net/2021/07/01/rita-vargas-affection-adrift-10-28-7-2021-galleria-becker/

[Finnish]


Kuvataiteilija Rita Vargasin Affection Adrift on toinen yksityisnäyttely 11 vuoden sisällä Galleria Beckerissä.

Affection Adrift on taidenäyttely, joka esittelee Vargasin kykyä sovittaa yhteen hänen portugalilaiset juurensa suomalaisen kulttuuri-identiteetin kautta. Vargas on asunut ja työskennellyt Suomessa (Jyväskylässä) yksitoista vuotta. Hän muutti Helsinkiin vuonna 2019 löydettyään ateljeen, Vargas Print Studion. Taiteellisessa tuotannossa Vargas yhdistelee taidehistoriaa, muistoja ja saamiaan vaikutteita matkoiltaan Euroopassa ja Aasiassa. Elämän ja matkustamisen tuomat kokemukset ovat vaikuttaneet hänen esteettisiin valintoihinsa, joita on nähtävillä näyttelyyn valituissa teoksissa. Teoksista heijastuu Vargasin ajatuksia poissaolosta, äitiydestä, perheestä, matkustamisesta, rajoista ja kuulumisesta.

“With Affection Adrift I try to silently bring a loud sensation of not being able to belong to a place, at the same time that familiarity is present. Perhaps it just came to tell that we are all one in the end. There is no you and me, there is not they and us, there is we. We all go through the same feelings, whether it is loneliness, or passion, whether it is sadness or anger, frustration or despair, solitude or overwhelming. It is through this fragile line that Affection Adrift tries to bring to the closest audience the need to rethink boundaries.”

Vargasin näyttely, Affection Adrift, on avoinna 10.–28.7.2021 Galleria Beckerissä, Jyväskylän Taiteilijaseura, Seminaarinkatu 28, 40100 Jyväskylä. Galleria on avoinna tiistaista perjantaihin klo 12–17, lauantaisin klo 12–15 ja sunnuntaisin klo 12–16.

Galleria Becker: 040 824 3031 * galleria@jkltaiteilijaseura.net * Avoinna ti–pe 12–17, la 12–15, su 12–16

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Art Fair Suomi
8.–13.6.2021

 

We are happy to announce that Vargas Print Studio is part of the

Art Fair Suomi Goes Galleries Festival this year! 

 

Instead of one common venue, this year the festival AFS21 will highlight selected galleries and art communities that belong and enrich Helsinki metropolitan area, thus responding to the cultural thirst caused by corona pandemics in a safe and audience friendly way. 

For a week, visitors can immerse themselves in art experiences, meet the artists, discuss personally their processes, visit galleries, purchase artwork and see interventions produced specifically for the festival!

Admissions are all free! 

Vargas Print Studio is part of the selected artist-led project spaces and it will offer, besides open studio where visitors can purchase artwork directly from the artist,

two silkscreen workshops!

Check here: https://artfairsuomi.fi/en/galleriat/vargas-print-studio/

For more detailed information about the festival, please visit the link  http://artfairsuomi.fi

 

The joint opening of the festival will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

WELCOME!

Vargas Print Studio is now an official Pop member of People of Print!

To read new article click here!

People of Print begun as a website in 2008, originally created by Marcroy Smith. As a directory of illustrators, designers and printers both creatively and commercially, its purpose is educating and inspiring. In 2013 it has been established as LTD, joining a team of art directors, project managers, graphic designers, illustrators and printmakers based in London office and across the globe.

People of Print is composed by an unique creative community who enjoy working with brands, companies and educational institutions to execute fresh and impressive campaigns, create media partnerships and put on events.

Vargas Print Studio is grateful for being part of it! We shall inspire!

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Guest Artist 2021
Egle Oddo

Egle has been working at the studio with her recent project "Performative Habitats". In Egle's artwork, there is a sensitivity connected with the origins of life. Questionning its beginnings, Egle dives deep into the initial shapes of a plant, a seed, a colour, a scent. In a trans-disciplinary research, Egle brings alive visions in ways never seen before at the studio. For that we are grateful to be part of her unique force of Nature, born out of an natural expressive artist, performer, researcher, curious and beautiful mind. As mentioned by the latest articles published in Zagreb GMK Gallery, Egle's body of work is focused "on plant seeds seen as elements asserting their way through the relations inter-species and vital balances regulating the biosphere."

The series developed at the studio have been showned at Zagreb GMK Gallery in November and December 2020. In Italy, the prints will belong to the collection of the Botanical Garden of Rome.   

 

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Egle Oddo has completed a MA in Painting from the Fine Arts Academy of Palermo, Italy. Since 2005 the artist lives and works in Finland. Egle is a board member of Myymälä Gallery.

Past Events

Helsinki Design Week

The event was part of Helsinki Design Week’s programme. Founded in 2005, Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the multidisciplinary festival presents design from a number of fields including fashion, architecture and urban culture. The festival dates are 5–15 September 2019. Helsinki Design Week is produced by the design service agency Luovi Productions Ltd. 

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Vernissage

Finally after almost a year of negotiations, changes, construction, repairs, recycling, planning, reflections, calculations and risks, VARGAS PRINT STUDIO officially opens its doors to the public. Everything is ready in order to start another dream, another step in a new city with new people and new beginnings. Many steps still lay ahead, but little by little everything will start to get shape...with your support, your smile.
 

Friday 23rd of August_6 - 8 pm_._._Verni
Guest artist 2019 / 2022
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Tiitus Petäjäniemi

This is one of the prints made at Vargas print Studio during July (2019) by the first guest artist Tiitus Petäjäniemi (b. 1983).

"Icefishing"
40x54cm
Monotype


Petäjäniemi's simple and sensitive artworks related with Finnish culture, humour, introversion feelings towards mundane situations associated with isolated winter activities, will be exhibited next winter at Mikkeli Art Museum. In Petäjäniemi's words,

“I made couple different ideas, right now my favourite of them are series called ice fishers, its 20 prints of black and white characters doing ice fishing.”

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Tiitus Petäjäniemi is a fine artist working with painting, photography and printmaking. Petäjäniemi finished his Master in Fine Arts in 2016 by the Arts University in Helsinki.