Creating Monotypes with Chine Collé
Chine collé is a technique used in printmaking in which thin papers are bonded to a heavier support surface. This technique allows you to print on a much more delicate surface, such as Japanese papers, which pull finer details off the plate. The monotype’s appeal lies in its translucency which creates a light that is different from the effect of painting on paper. I love the spontaneity of this medium and the ability to combine printmaking, chine collé, painting and drawing. Adding these mediums allows you to add another layer of color and texture to the entire plate, to specific areas, or the entire background.
This 2-day workshop will introduce you to an new approach to chine collé. Chine collé is so much more than attaching pieces of paper to a support surface. It all needs to work as one cohesive piece that is successful in composition. Thin papers attached to the support surface not only allow you to pull finer detail from the plate but often create unexpected textures.
You will begin to discover the endless possibilities for unique images as you incorporate your own drawings and images to create layers of texture, color, and interest. We will explore ways to work with a variety of thin papers and images.
Time will be devoted to the importance of plate layout, registration, and paper choices. You will learn about printing, drawing, and painting your own images on thin papers. We will also review of the use of Prismacolor pencils and other techniques to enhance your monotype after it is printed.
Working knowledge of the monotype process recommended.
Class Date: June 17-18, 2022
Class Time: 10am-5pm (with a lunch break)
Instructor: Barbara Kuzara
Cost: $300 + tax. Includes all materials and two sheets of Arches 88 paper. Additional paper may be purchased.
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