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Secrets of Chine Collé

With Myken McDowell

Take your prints to the next level! This one-day chine-collé workshop would be ideal for those with some prior printmaking experience, who may have old etching plates they would like to revisit, old proofs printed on washi paper, monotypes, or drawings rendered in oil-based inks. In this workshop, students will learn how to chine-collé, a process of printing on Japanese rice paper and bonding to a heavier substrate, both with and without a press. Over the course of a single class, participants will extend their print knowledge as students will walk through the chine- collé process step-by-step to make unique works of art.

Instructor: Myken McDowellDuration: 1-Day WorkshopDate: July 23 2023Times: 10am – 4pm

The instructor will cover:

  • Operating an etching press
  • Paper selection
  • Mixing and applying rice paste
  • Collage techniques
  • How to chine-collé at home

Cost: $150, prices not subject to GST

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  • Class limited to 5 participants
  • Adults 18+ years old
Instructor Bio

Myken McDowell is an Edmonton-based visual artist and educator. Rooted in printmaking and full of questions about memory, place, and their influence on one another, her interdisciplinary artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has earned numerous scholarships and awards. She also works as the Printshop and Programs Coordinator at the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, but when she’s not doing that, she likes to take pictures of empty spaces and collect other people’s love letters.

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With Myken McDowell | July 23 @ A/P