This week we tried our hand at Chine-colle. Chine-colle is a technique in printmaking where paper of a different color or texture is adhered to the overall piece. The paper, usually in pre-cut shapes, is bonded to the heavier support paper of the print in the printmaking process. It is not just glued to the print as a collage element, it is more embossed into the paper as part of the printmaking process. Below is one Chine-colle and three dry point etching prints.
I have been taking a course with Peter McLean at the Belconnen Arts Centre on Dry Point Etching. I had so enjoyed the classes with Jo Hollier that I jumped at the chance to try my hand at it again.
Peter is a very supportive tutor who has a lovely laid back attitude. It has been a pleasure to take this course.
These prints are from the first week. Compared to the rest of the class my prints are much more stylized. It will be interesting to see how I progress.
A most enjoyable afternoon was spent with Jill Robertson leading a workshop on Medieval Line Fillers.
Before we embarked on this Jill demonstrated how to create a feather paintbrush with a very fine tip, which would be capable of producing extremely fine details such as those seen in medieval manuscripts. This was the very Australian version made with Cockatoo feathers.
We then commenced our main project for the afternoon, the goal of which was to produce a set of bookmarks featuring a decorative panel in medieval style and some writing in Gothic script.
This was an interesting and most enjoyable workshop.
All of my line fillers are from the Luttrell Psalter from the 14th Century.
Attended an amazing workshop led by renowned calligrapher Yves Leterme from Bruges. How lucky were we?
The workshop was, 'David and Goliath - a Calligraphy Workshop on Contrast in Size'.
I learnt so much from Yves. He was generous with his time, knowledge and his expertise. It was gratifying to me that he praised my calligraphy. Such a boost to my confidence.
In the first week of January I attended a five day workshop on printing. Under the expert tutelage of Jo Hollier we explore dry etching, collographs and for light relief gelli printing. It was a great week. Exhausting but fun and informative. This was something very new for me like I need another hobby. I am now definitely addicted. Now I need a printing press!
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