The Miró workshops for graphic artThe Miró Workshops, which can be found in the higher part of the land belonging to the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, are the artist's legacy to "Young Creators". It is an area designed for meetings and for training and experimentation in a wide range of artistic techniques.
The buildings where the Miró Workshops are situated include various different areas, along with the necessary infrastructure for artists to experiment and develop their work using techniques such as engraving, lithography, silkscreen, photography and the latest digital technologies The workshops still conserve some of the equipment used by Joan Miró for his graphic work, such as the turnscrew engraving press and lithographic press. In addition, to make the most of the workshops and adapt them to current needs, they have been modernized and new equipment and materials purchased so that courses can be given and the latest printing techniques used. Our aim is to offer courses and activities of a multi- disciplinary, investigative nature, providing the opportunity to experiment and combine techniques, whilst also showing a strong interest in the latest technologies.
An area has recently been fitted out in the basement of the new building dedicated exclusively to exhibitions of graphic work and to the exhibition of the projects carried out as part of the Miró Workshops. By doing this, we aim to fulfil Joan Miró's desire to ofeer the public the opportunity both to get to know, understand and enjoy the work that the artists create during the workshops and also the actual propery that he bequeathed.
The annually held Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby's awards offer aid to artists for investigative projects in the field of the graphic arts, exchanges with other workshops to perfect technical methods and the chance to take part in the different courses and workshops programmed by the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca *Introductory Workshops offering tuition in a wide variety of techniques used in the fields of graphic art and printing. Directed at artists and anyone interested in getting started in the world of engraving and in acquiring technical and practical know-how in the principal traditional methods involved in printing.
*Workshops to promote innovation and experimentation directed mainly at artists with a basic knowledge of the techniques involved in engraving and printing, who wish to broaden their nkowledge and develop methods of an innovative and experimental nature.
*Multi-disciplinary and experimental workshops: basically workshops involving other fields as well as traditional graphics, aimed at artists and professionals from different creative areas. Ceramics, photography, the latest digital technologies etc. Workshops with a high degree of participation and flexibility accompanied by conferences, seminars, debates etc.
*Special editions and projects. The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca wishes to accept and undertake different individual or collective projects on printing which it believes may be of interest either due to their innovative or experimental nature, to the quality of the work etc. The foundation will invite and select artists from amongst thoste proposals received.
Students will be selected by the teacher of each course and decisions made will not be subject to appeal. Succesful applicants will be notified in person.
Participants must fax the Foundation proof of payment of the registration fee to be paid into account number 2100.0390.23.0200796606 of "La Caixa" Savings Bank.
Materials are included in the cost of the workshop.
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca,
-The Miró workshops-
Joan de Saridakis 29
07015 Palma, Majorca.
Balearic Isles, Spain