Digital Chine Colle

  • Location:
    Kala Art Institute, 1060 Heinz Avenue , Berkeley, CA , 94710

Take your photo-based printmaking to the next level in prints that combine digital imaging, photo-etching and traditional chine colle techniques. We'll first create a "key" image in Photoshop, make film from these images, and expose them on to photopolymer etching plates. Next, you will learn how to create an additional layer of imagery or color using the digital chine colle process. The chine colle layer is created in Photoshop, digitally output onto beautiful Japanese paper, and then combined on the press with the photo-etched plates. The results can range from a subtly colored image to a complex, layered print. Previous Photoshop experience required, previous printmaking experience helpful. Enrollment is limited to 8 students.

Robin McCloskey received her MFA in printmaking from Pennsylvania State University. A former Kala Fellow, Robin was awarded the Peninsula Arts Grant for her project Sequoia Sempervirenns. Twice nominated for the SECA award, her work won the Gold Prize in Printmaking in the 8th International Print and Drawing Biennial in Taipei, Taiwan. She has given workshops throughout the US, most recently at the Frontiers in Printmaking conference at Illinois State University. She currently teaches at Dominican University in San Rafael.