Digital lnkjet Chine Collé & Photopolymer Printmaking


Digital lnkjet Chine Collé & Photopolymer Printmaking

You will create background colours which are inkjet printed onto Japanese paper and used in conjunction with a photopolymer plate. The coloured background on Japanese paper is used as a chine collé layer with the inked photopolymer plate. Your image can be hand-drawn or photographic. A challenging workshop, but the possibilities are amazing.

You need a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and some previous printmaking experience would be advisable.

 Agave Print Workshop is located in an amazing 1970s A-frame at Trentham, a small town 97km north-west of Melbourne. Accommodation available. Price includes GST.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 Day Workshop (7 Hours per session)

What you will learn
  • Create background colours (by hand or in Adobe Photoshop) which are inkjet printed onto Japanese paper.
  • The Japanese paper is used as a chine collé layer and printed with the photopolymer plate (hand-drawn or photographic).
  • Laying the dampened Japanese paper in the correct position will be repeated as a series of prints or a small edition.
What you will get
  • You can make a series of related images or a small edition.
  • A materials kit and vegetarian lunch are provided.

What to bring
  • Bring along drawings or photographic source materials that can be drawn onto film or bring high-resolution digital files for photographic images.
What to wear

Please bring an apron, or wear old clothes and closed shoes.

Appropriate for

This workshop would suit people already working in photopolymer printmaking, prior experience with Adobe Photoshop is necessary.


Dianne Longley

Vendor since 2015

In 2014 Dianne moved from Adelaide to Trentham in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Her art-work includes printmaking; encaustic, oil and pokerwork on wooden panels; artist books; on-glaze porcelain; and small scale bronze casting.

In her current work Dianne combines a cast of characters with cloudscapes and plant forms to create various scenarios. Her characters live in a world where nothing is certain.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Full payment or a 50% deposit is made at the time of registration. Balance of workshop payments can be made during the workshop.

Full refunds will only be made if your selected workshop/s are cancelled. If you give 14 days notice of withdrawal from a workshop you may swap your payment to another workshop within a 12 month period. All workshop fees include GST.

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Terms & Conditions

Workshops usually have a maximum of 6 participants to ensure individual attention. A materials kit is provided as part of the workshop fee for most workshops at AGAVE PRINT STUDIO. Additional materials can be purchased during or after a workshop. At Spring, Autumn and Summer School workshops some materials are charged separately as they can vary between the individual projects of participants.

On full-day workshops morning tea and a vegetarian lunch are provided. During half-day classes morning or afternoon tea is provided.

Many AGAVE PRINT STUDIO workshops and classes are suitable for beginners; if prior experience is necessary it is noted on the workshop description. The workshops introduce participants to exciting new printmaking processes, and suit a range of practioners. The workshops are particularly valuable for teachers and artists wanting to upgrade or extend their range of printmaking skills.

AGAVE PRINT STUDIO promotes a safe working environment.

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