An Afternoon with Prints

Singapore Tyler Print Institute
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Held in conjunction with A Story of the Image: Old and New Masters of Antwerp. In collaboration with Singapore Tyler Print Institue

This is a beginner's guide into the world of prints, where you will learn about the development of the print industry and the different print techniques and processes available. Starting with a guided tour of a print exhibition and workshop facilities at the Singapore Tyle Print Institue (STPI), participants will get a historical overview of this aesthetically rich art form, its relationship with paper, and how to identify the different techniques like etching, engraving, woodcut and lithograph, which are still widely used by contemporary artists today. This will include a print demonstration by a professional print maker at STPI.

Participants will then travel to the National Museum of Singapore to see a rare collection of prints done in the 16th and 17th century by print masters in A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters From Antwerp exhibition, where they will gain an understanding on how the print industry proliferated the use and commercialisation of images from paintings that were once only accessible to the rich and elite.

Ticketing Information

Prices exclude SISTIC charges

Tickets can be purchased online at, call SISTIC hotline at (65) 6348 5555 or any SISTIC counters nationwide.

This programme is not recommended for children 12 years old and below. Prices includes transportation to the National Museum, admission to A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters From Antwerp, light refreshments and reading materials.

For enquiries, please call (65) 6332 3541 during office hours.

Programme Itinerary

2.00pm Overview of print industry and techniques with a short highlights tour of the current exhibition at STPI
2.30pm Print demonstration by a professional painter at STPI
4.00pm Board bus to travel to National Museum of Singapore (one way transportation)
4.30pm Light refreshments
5.00pm Visit to A Story of the Image: Old and New Masters from Antwerp
6.00pm End of programme

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