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Copperplate Drypoint & Chine Collé

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Heathcote Cultural Precinct

58 Duncraig Road

Perth, WA 6153

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Register for our workshop before Sunday 15 July to receive Early Bird Rates.


COPPERPLATE DRYPOINT & CHINE COLLÉ


Whether you are new to printmaking or are seeking to expand your skills, Print Lab Australia offers a range of workshops that will cater for your needs.





Our fourth workshop of 2018 combines two printmaking processes: Copperplate Drypoint and Chine Collé


Copperplate Drypoint is an intaglio process that is closely linked to drawing. Using a sharp engraving tool, you will learn to incise your copperplate with hand-drawn lines, and employ cross-hatching techniques to convey tonal variation. The results of this process range from extremely fine to robust, velvety lines and tones.

German printmaker, Albrecht Dürer used Copperplate Drypoint to create evocative and painterly effects in his prints; and it is a technique used to great effect today by artists such as Kiki Smith and William Kentridge.


Chine Collé is a delicate technique that enables you to add tone and colour variation to your Drypoint prints. Using an adhesive and the pressure of the printing press, you will layer fine, coloured tissues between printmaking paper and your Drypoint plate, resulting in unique prints for your edition.


This 3-hour workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate printmakers, and you will be introduced to the principles of Drypoint printmaking and Chine Collé.


We will be working with high quality tools and materials*, including copperplate, etching needles, and roulettes that can be used to create tonal variation on your plates.



*All materials are supplied, with additional specialist printmaking paper and copperplate available for sale as required.


Light snacks and refreshments will be supplied.




You will be expertly guided through the process by PLA directors, Monika Lukowska and Melanie McKee.

Monika is an artist from Poland currently based in Perth. She obtained her MA from the E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, USA. Monika’s artworks have been widely exhibited internationally in China, Japan, Turkey, Sweden and Germany amongst others, and she is currently pursuing her PhD in Fine Arts at Curtin University in Perth. Her main interest encompasses place and the ways in which we can discover our surroundings through creative practice.

Melanie is a printmaker and art teacher, dividing her time between the studio, Curtin University and the Perth Centre for Photography where she works as the Co-Manager of the gallery. She has exhibited both locally and internationally, notably in group exhibitions at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou China (2015), and a solo exhibition at Tuner Galleries in Perth (2017). Melanie has been awarded several grants in order to carry out her research and creative practice. She has a PhD in Fine Art, and her interests centre on how memory of place can be explored through printmaking practice.



*Please note we are unable to refund tickets, but if something unavoidable comes up we are happy for you to gift your spot to a friend who can attend in your place.

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Heathcote Cultural Precinct

58 Duncraig Road

Perth, WA 6153

Australia

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No Refunds

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