The Ghost of Wiiralt 10/11/2021 | 17:30

Kumu Art Museum
Course fee

Course fee for one participant

print by Eduard Wiiralt depicting grotesque heads
Eduard Wiiralt. Hell (1st trial impression). 1930. Art Museum of Estonia
Art course or workshop

The Ghost of Wiiralt

The course will be conducted in Estonian, but English translation can be provided.
During the three-part printmaking course, participants will learn how to prepare an etched printing plate and print from it. The oeuvre of Estonia’s most renowned printmaker, Eduard Wiiralt will provide the inspiration. His works are distinguished by very expressive animals and a decadent cast of characters. Etching is an intaglio technique where the plate is covered with an acid-resistant varnish and a drawing is scraped onto the plate with a needle. The plate is then placed into acid and the lines are etched into the metal. Etching allows for multiple corrosions, whereby the lines that have been in acid longer are stronger and wider. The paint is applied to a completed plate so that it is deposited in the recessed lines. The image is transferred from the metal plate onto paper using an intaglio press.

This course is part of the public programme of the Kumu Art Museum’s new permanent exhibition Landscapes of Identity: Estonian Art 1700–1945.

The instructor Berit Pajula is a printmaker and an art teacher.
The course takes place on 10, 17 and 24 November from 17.30 to 19.30.

The participants can visit the exhibitions free of charge on the days they attend the course.