A new Graphic Arts Workshop at WeeGee House opened January 2008. The name of the studio is IIKKA, meaning shortly "for everybody".
The Graphic Arts Workshop IIKKA is a non-profit part of Espoo Visual Artists. It's a fully-equipped printmaking studio including etching types of intaglio: etching, engraving, drypoint, mezzotint, and aquatint.
Traditional etching requires exposure to toxic chemicals and
materials. The regulations get more stringent, and in the foreseeable
future this may lead to a formal ban.
The recent development of non-toxic chemical etchings has greatly increased the safety of intaglio. IIKKA will encourage artists to work with less nitric and organic solvents. Workshops on non-toxic etchings will be given regularly.
For further information please contact Seela Petra.
Workshop activities are suitable for English speakers as well.
Tel. +358(0)9 8163 1828
WeeGee House, Ahertajantie 5, Tapiola ESPOO
PL 6663, 02070 City of Espoo
From Helsinki: 106, 110T, 194, From Espoo: 15, 18, 57
The WeeGee House, a cornucopia of museums, exhibitions and events, includes five museums, a modern art gallery, a graphic arts workshop, a media-art centre, a café, a museum shop and an art school.