Printmaking Workshop: Drypoint, Etching & Chine Colle
11.00 am - 2.00pm, 2 April 2011
Studio 8: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
This workshop is aimed at 15 to 18 year olds. Participants will create an original print through the medium of drypoint, etching and chine colle. Chine colle roughly translates from French, chine = tissue and collé meaning glue or paste. "Chine" because the thin paper traditionally used in the process was imported to Europe from China, India and/or Japan.
Participants will create their images on perspex (acetate), copper and aluminium using drypoint and etching processes of making incisions on the surface of plates, experimenting with a good variety of materials used in professional print studios. A whole range of tools will be available such as roulettes, drypoints of differents types, burin and rockers.
The printing process will include not only the usual etching paper but also a lightweight paper (as the Asian papers are referred to). This paper (usually colorful, texturized and of the same size of the plate) will be placed between the plate and the etching paper resulting in a beautiful and accomplished chine colle.
No previous experience or skills required as artist and mediators will provide full assistance throughout the activity.
Further Information contact:
Curator Education & Community Department
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital, Military Road
Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland
Direct line +353 1 612 9956 / Switchboard +353 1 6129900 / Fax +353 1 612 9999
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About the Exhibition
Old Master Prints: The Madden Arnholz Collection
An exhibition of Old Master prints by many of the most famous artists ever to work with print-making opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Wednesday 23 March 2011. Works by Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya, William Hogarth and Rembrandt van Rijn are all featured in Old Master Prints: The Madden Arnholz Collection, which is drawn from the Madden Arnholz Collection. It was donated to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK) in 1989 by Claire Madden, prior to the opening of the Museum in 1991. The exhibition is curated by Janet and John Banville.