With the fundamental support of the Commune of Venice and the Veneto Region, the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte made itself the promoter of the idea and realization of the project of the redevelopment of the spaces in Forte Marghera across the reconstruction and systemization of preexisting buildings to host various contexts of artistic and artisanal work (worskhops intedned as “artistic spaces” and “class-workshops” for the organization of courses to help shape young talent in the field of engraving, as well as actual exposition spaces).

Many have contributed in significant ways such as the noteworthy Paolo Fraternali, professor of the Techniques of Printmaking at the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice, Stefano Mancini and Sandro Ciriscioli, master engravers of the Accademia of Urbino, and Livio Ceschin, an important member of the Association CEA and excellent international interpreter of the best tradition of engraving.

The activity of the workshop was integrated from the demonstrations of handmade paper applied to the technique of intaglio printing in the care of master papermaker of Fabriano, Sandro Tiberi. The experience has culminated in the group exhibition, presented by Dr. Vittorio Mottin, at the exposition space of InParadiso Gallery (Giardini of the Biennale, Castello 1260, Venice) on 27 September 2009.