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(Photo credit : Jenya Kazarnovskaya)

 

3 colour linocut

Linocut workshop

A first day of initiation to linocut for Laurence and very nice results.

First tests on rubber block, easy to dig with a gouge, then work on linoleum. The “cutting board” specially designed to block the linoleum plate makes it easier to work and avoids hurting yourself with the gouge.

It is printed with a spoon, which gives very good results. But you can also use a binding press. The results vary according to the ink and the support (paper / cloth) used.

The pretty drawings of “Rag doll” in linocut

It was on a hot day that Celine, aka “Rag doll”, started to learn linocutting.

After a first try on an eraser block to practice gouging, Céline transferred one of her drawings on a linoleum plate using white transfer paper (Copyrite) and patiently dug the plate to reveal the patterns.

The inking and the spoon marouflage produced very beautiful impressions.

Bravo Céline !

 

Today it was Tetra®print workshop

Printing from Tetra pack® packaging is the art of recycling.

Perfect to learn about engraving.

The material is easily cut with a cutter knife or a pair of scissors.
Dry-point engraving is done on the side covered with “aluminium” paper, then certain parts are removed to reveal the cardboard and then reveal deep “blacks” later on.
The plate is inked with intaglio inks using a small tarlatan pad.
It is necessary to insist on the bare parts and the grooves.
The printing is done on intaglio press with a special sheet of paper for engraving or wet watercolour paper.
If there is no intaglio press, a pasta machine can be used.

Studio Open doors – 2nd summer edition / 21-23 August

You missed the July exhibition ? You still have a chance !

Welcome to the “in and out” studio from August 21st to 23rd. And take a break in the garden

Welcome to Chaux !

The studio is getting ready for its open doors on the garden. We are waiting for you, between creators, from Friday 24th July to Sunday 26th July between 2pm and 7pm. Don’t forget to take your mask to discover the creations presented inside the studio. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Inside-Outside / Open doors of my studio

You’re welcome !

Workshop Courses at the studio – the Summer Program

Workshops start again during the summer. To continue to respect the barrier gestures, you will not be more than 2 at a time.

Register on line and download the programs.

Tetra®print workshop – Thursday July 2 / Thursday August 6

 

Introduction to engraving from recycled material – preparation of a printing plate on Tetra brick packaging, creation of “deep black” areas for printing – “A la poupée” inking process – intaglio printing on an intaglio press.

Linocut workshop – Friday July 3

/ Friday August 7

Preparatory drawing defining the surfaces to be inked – tips for quick transfer of the drawing – cutting the block of rubber or the plate of linoleum linoleum (at you choice) with a gouge – inking with a rubber brayer using water-based inks for linocut – printing on paper either with an old binding press or with a spoon.

Collagraphy workshop – Thursday July 9

/ Thursday August 27

Preparation of a printing plate by gluing and varnishing different materials on a rigid cardboard plate – varnishing of the plate, both sides – inking “à la poupée” with intaglio inks – spoon printing on intaglio paper.

Decoupage & collage workshop – Friday July 10

/ Friday August 28

Little papers or printed plain or coloured, covered with pictures or text, embellished with gold or stamped patterns, drawn or painted… They will be cut, torn, then pasted harmoniously on a background to compose a figurative or abstract illustration.

 

Open doors of my studio and artists’ exhibition

Summer is coming !

To note in your diary :

” Dedans – dehors ” – Portes ouvertes de mon atelier
“Inside – Outside ” Open doors of my studio

July

from Friday 24th July to Sunday 26 July from 2 pm to 7 pm

August

from Friday 21st August to Sunday 23rd August from 2 pm to 7 pm

and on appointment outside these dates
+33 (0)6 78 52 01 67

“Place aux Arts” – Art exhibition – Square du Souvenir, avenue Foch – Belfort (near Monoprix)

Saturday August 15 from 10 am to 6 pm 

Enjoy nature and make a good impression !

Flowers, leaves, herbs, watercolour paper and a hammer… That’s all you need to create original images in a very natural spirit. Run through the woods and meadows, cross the fields and turn your harvest into beautiful prints.

  1. Use the plants as soon as you pick them. You can use whole flowers or only inflorescences or petals.
  2. Place a sheet of 300g watercolour paper on a board or hard surface. Place the various plant elements on top and cover with paper towels.
  3. Tap the protective paper with a hammer to break up the plant pigments and print their imprints on the watercolour paper.
  4. Gently remove the plant residues with tweezers and enjoy your print !
  5. You can, if necessary, iron the prints on the reverse side with an iron set to cotton.