Drypoint etching and Chine Collé • with Stefanie Neumann

Sat. and Sun. October 19—20, 10 a.m.—5 p.m.

Mixed Media Image: Portrait with Drypoint Etching and Chine Collé
Work by Stefanie Neumann. Drypoint etching and Chine Collé

The two-day course offers an exciting introduction to two fascinating printing techniques: drypoint etching and chine collé. On the first day, participants will immerse themselves in the world of drypoint etching, learning how to create and print fine lines on zinc plates. Various tools and metals will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to create their own prints. In addition to practical exercises, there are technical tutorials on paper preparation, ink mixing and various printing techniques. Retouching and drying techniques are also covered.

The second day will focus on the technique of the Chine Collé, in which colored paper is embedded during printing. Participants learn how to make rice glue and can choose from a variety of materials such as Japanese paper, GDR bags, and maps to enrich their prints. Individual graphics are created by integrating the printing plates created on the first day into the Chine Collé technique. Special drying techniques for Chine Collé graphics will also be discussed.

Papers on etching press

Heart cut out on paper
Picture with laundry

Cat-shaped tray

Finally, the exchange round offers participants the opportunity to inspire each other and provide feedback while presenting their own works. The instructor also shares some of her own graphics and encourages participants to express themselves creatively and experiment. It’s a wonderful opportunity to dive deep into the world of printing while creating space for individual expression and artistic development.

Participants will receive a hand-out on the printing techniques covered and a list of materials.

Material: Printing inks, printing gauze, paper glue and classic etching tools are provided.
Zinc plates, paper according to consumption, see price sheet

Please bring: Papers that can be glued in (coloured and old papers, letters, drawings, foils, maps, wrapping paper, book pages, receipts); waterproof marker

Sat. and Sun.
10 a.m. — 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break

5 — 6 participants
€200 (incl. VAT) p.p. + €25 material costs

Please transfer 200 € to the course instructor before the start of the course and pay 25 € for material in cash before the start of the course (paper, etc.) to the course instructor.

Registration: Please send an email to stefanie.neumann.19(at)gmx.de