Director: Pilar Valdivieso, artist responsible for the engraving and silkscreen printing workshop of Fundación

Bilbao Arte Fundazioa.

Collaborators: Txente Arretxea and Aitor Arakistain, artists responsible for the sculpture and new technologies workshops of Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, respectively.

Guest master: Christian Walter.


From 5 to 22 July 2011.


Based on the observation of artists’ interest in the hybridisation and mixture of different disciplines and areas of plastic creation, the course offers the possibility of an initiation and subsequent development in this area of investigation.

The objective consists of experimenting with the possibilities of expanding artistic silkscreen printing.

The course begins with the most common medium used in printing, i.e. paper, using the technique’s versatility for printing images on different media and exploring the possibilities they offer for intervention.

The workshop will experiment with the possibility of using images made by silkscreen printing on media that can be later manipulated to shape constructions, three-dimensional objects and spatial interventions that overcome the formal limits of the traditional medium.

Said expansion will also examine silkscreen printing on mural surfaces and installations, as a procedural resource and as a driving force, always seen from a viewpoint of creative development.


The workshop will contain a specific proposal on MURAL SILKSCREEN PRINTING, which will be

directed and tutored by Christian Walter.

Besides the practical section, the workshop will include various demonstration sessions:

– “Silkscreen printing in pottery”, given by the artists responsible for the Karratu workshop.

– “Alternatives to manual silkscreen printing, digital printing”, given by the professional technicians at Estudios Durero.


Christian Mathias Walter (1959) Saarbrücken, RFA/Germany.

In 1986, he opened his first workshop on C/ Mano de Hierro, Granada.

Since 1998, he has given courses on silkscreen printing for plastic artists at various institutions and workshops

in Spain and abroad.

In 2001, he joined forces with Loli Rodríguez to found the Christian M. Walter S.L. workshop, which they have directed together since then.

Workshop career:

The Christian M. Walter silkscreen printing workshop has collaborated on the works of around 150 artists.

It has completed more than 500 silkscreen printed editions and has made numerous large-size silkscreen printing projects for murals and spatial interventions.


The workshop is for artists, professionals and students (preferably familiar with the

silkscreen printing technique) who want to explore and develop innovative, experimental applications under the light of this artistic technique.


Those interested in participating in the workshop must attach a brief curriculum with at least 5 images of their recent work, together with a short synopsis of the project they wish to carry out during the course that is to be held at Fundación Bilbao Arte.

Applicants must give a calculation of the materials they may need for their project.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa:

or by post: Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, 32 Urazurrutia, 48003 Bilbao,

before Monday, 20 June 2011.

Acceptance on the course will be notified individually by e-mail.

PRICE: €80

Depending on the projects that are approved, Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa undertakes to coproduce a proportional part of the material required in each case.

The workshop will run for 105 hours, including class time and the time used to develop each participant’s projects.

The workshop will take place Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00.

A maximum number of 12 participants will be accepted.

At the end of the course, Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa will issue a certificate of participation.

For more information about the course programme, those interested may e-mail Pilar Valdivieso, Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, at

Fundación Bilbao Arte FundazioaUrazurrutia, 32 – 48003- BilbaoTel: 944155097Fax: 944156193