Drypoint Etching with Chine Collé Workshop

Drypoint Etching with Chine Collé Workshop with tutor Jane Power – September 4, 2010

Drypoint Etching with Chine Colle workshop - tutor Jane Power with 11 year old Rebecca

Drypoint Etching with Chine Colle workshop - tutor Jane Power with 11 year old Rebecca

Drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into a plate (or “matrix”) with a hard-pointed “needle” of sharp metal or diamond point. Traditionally the plate was copper, but now acetate, zinc, or plexiglas are also commonly used. Like etching, drypoint is easier for an artist trained in drawing to master than engraving, as the technique of using the needle is closer to using a pencil than the engraver’s burin. Full description at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drypoint

Drypoint Etching with Chine Colle workshop - some of the prints produced

Drypoint Etching with Chine Colle workshop - some of the prints produced

Chine-collé is a special technique in printmaking in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. One purpose is to allow the printmaker to print on a much more delicate surface, such as Japanese paper or linen, which pulls finer details off the plate. Another purpose is to provide a background color behind the image that is different from the surrounding backing sheet. Full description athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chine-coll%C3%A9

2 Responses to Drypoint Etching with Chine Collé Workshop

  1. tina September 29, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    So sorry to have only now found out about this workshop – chine colle – do you have plans for another?
    Thanking you
    TinaG

  2. Michael September 29, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    Hi Tina
    We love printmaking so we will be repeating that workshop although I can’t say exactly when. We will certainly note your interest and see about organising a workshop for the near future. My partner Kerry has done quite a lot of chine colle work of late and has honed her skills with this particular printmaking technique. I will put your email on our workshop alert email list so you can see when the chine colle workshop comes around as well as the other workshops we present.
    Regards Michael