Formed by a group of printmaking artists residing at the Cité Internationale des Arts, this collective workshop developped itself by welcoming other artists sponsored by the founding members.

The group followed Bo Halbirk when he rented the local in 1992 and set up the equipment at the 80-82, rue du Chemin Vert in the XIth district of Paris. It is there that all our activities started to shape up.
This was followed by open doors at the Chemin Vert studio, exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, Argentina, brazil, Belgium, Greece, China, Luxemburg, Croatia, and France ; also by seminaries with artists from these same countries.

This collaborations inspired other workshops to create the same structure as the Chemin Vert. First, "Empreinte" in Luxemburg, then "Vrbniska Academija" in Croatia at the Fine Art School of Zagreb with Stanislav Marikanovic. Recently, the printmaking studio in the "Kirsten Kjærs Museum" in Denmark which collaborates frequently with us.

In 2004, we opened an Artothèque (art library) open to the public at the Chemin vert studio, baptised "Artothèque À Fleur d'Encre".

Formé par un groupe d’artistes graveurs résidents à la Cité Internationale des Arts, cet atelier collectif a pu se développer en accueillant d’autres artistes parrainés par les membres fondateurs.