Explore Chine-Collé – April


Explore Chine-Collé – April

Short day workshop
Friday 6th April 2018
10 – 2

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Join printmaker Danielle Creenaune for a short day workshop exploring the technique of chine collé – a way of adding colour and collage to your prints using thin papers. Chine-collé is a printmaking technique in which the image is transferred to a thinner paper surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. Chine-collé roughly translates from French, “chine” meaning tissue and “collé” meaning paste. It is generally thought that the term “Chine” was used because the thin tissue paper was traditionally imported from China, India or Japan.

This course will focus on the application of chine-collé in the intaglio process, however the techniques taught can equally be adapted for use in lithography and relief. Bring your own intaglio plates, (etchings or drypoints), with you to use on the day, (max size A5).  There will be an opportunity to create a quick drypoint image if you haven’t brought your own plates, but due to available time the focus of the intensive workshop will be hands-on learning of chine-collé techniques, not on plate making. Students will learn about different varieties of suitable Japanese papers; techniques for how to make and apply wheat starch paste; how to register and apply the chine collé at the time of printing; how to dry and handle chine collé prints; and other innovative techniques for how chine-collé can be incorporated with other printing techniques.

Following the workshop, please stick around for Danielle’s artist talk from 2.30 – 3, which is included in the price of this workshop! (If you will not be able to attend, please let us know in advance).

Danielle is also running a ‘Plywood Lithography (Mokulito)’ workshop on the weekend following this course.  Both these sessions run alongside Danielle’s solo exhibition in the WYPW gallery space during April/May 2018.

Experience level

Previous experience in basic intaglio printing such as etching or drypoint is preferable but not essential. This course is ideal for those who would like to explore this technique in more depth.

Your tutor

Danielle Creenaune is an Australian born artist who now works out of her print studio in Barcelona. Her central motivation “is the intrinsic dialogue between landscape and people, how landscape is perceived through our library of pre-lived experiences and the ways in which this is reflected through the visual language of gesture.”

Her work has received numerous awards internationally including the René Carcan International Printmaking Award 2016 1st Mention in Belgium, and her lithographs were selected to represent Australia in the International Print Triennial Krakow 2015. Creenaune’s work is held in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia.

She completed a Bachelor and a Master of Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1997.

What’s included?

All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.

Small print

If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.


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