In this session relief printmaking will include the use of linoleum blocks along with the use of chine-collé. Chine-collé is a special technique in printmaking, in which the image printed is bonded or glued with pieces of soft papers (cut for areas of the design) to produce color or enhance the design. The student will learn to print the design cut onto a linoleum block and create the final piece with chine-collé. Tissue paper will be used to provide a background color behind the image that is different from the paper being used to print the image.
Chine-collé roughly translates from French chine = China, and collé, meaning glued or pasted. The word chine is used because the thin paper traditionally used in the process was imported to Europe from China, India, and Japan.
Chine-collé is sometimes mistakenly used to refer to any type of collage.
Age Range: 15+
Tuition: $60 (all art supplies included)
About the Instructor, Willie Baez:
Practicing his craft for many years has taken this artist to many heights with many groups and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Baez has studied printmaking at the School for Visual Arts in New York and local print shops in Miami.
The likes of relief printmaking via linocuts, woodcuts, and gel prints is a deep passion of his, as well as intaglio printmaking. Much of his inspiration is born from mystical, idyllic ideas filled with spirituality and at times, religious themes. As his spiritual journey evolves, so have his works – from figurative portrayals in pastels to landscapes in acrylics and oils; as well as intaglio etchings and mono-prints using various techniques in printmaking.