Chine Collé

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Chine Collé

March 23 @ 10:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm


Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 10 AM-5 PM

with Liz Chalfin

Chine collé is the process of concurrently printing and adhering a thinner sheet of paper onto a thicker backing sheet, allowing one to use more than one kind of paper within one image while providing an ideal impression surface and a supportive backing sheet.

In this workshop we’ll cover two methods – direct adhesion and pre-pasted. With the former you print and paste simultaneously; with the latter you apply paste to the paper and let it dry and store it indefinitely until ready to use.

We’ll begin by making the traditional wheat paste from scratch and preparing papers. Once ready, we’ll begin inking plates and making prints with beautiful thin Asian papers such as Gampi and Kitakata adhered to thick western papers.

We will not be making plates in this workshop, so participants should bring already etched metal plates, photopolymer plates, woodcuts, linocuts and collagraph plates. We will work on a variety of inking and pasting approaches to enhance the beauty of your prints.

About the Instructor:

Liz Chalfin

Liz Chalfin is founder and director of Zea Mays Printmaking.  Liz has been involved in printmaking for the past 45 years as an educator and researcher.  Her own art practice involves printmaking, drawing, collage and artist’s books. Her work is in numerous international public and private collections.  View her work at


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March 23 @ 10:00 am
March 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
(413) 584-1783
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Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Dr.
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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