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Chine Collé – Collage – Backing Techniques

The use of different paper can tremendously alter the richness of prints and works on paper. Eastern papers have the benefit of picking up the most delicate lines and tones, allowing for a vivid impression when printed on. The emphasis of this class is on chine collé technique with additional discussion on backing papers and layering techniques. Works already produced on eastern paper with waterproof materials can be transformed using unconventional methods of scroll mounting, layering, and pasting processes.

This class is ideal for printmakers and painters who work on paper and wish to expand with chine collé. Some experience with intaglio printmaking a plus! Participants will learn to make their own paste, understand the correct consistency, and how to apply this evenly; as well as understanding the process of using this method without a press! Come learn how chine collé and collage can add to your art practice!

Early enrollment discount through January 31/ Member Price: $225

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  • Tuition: $250
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Golbanou Moghaddas
  • 4 Classes
  • Monday, May 18, 2020 — June 8, 2020
  • 6:30pm — 9:30pm
  • $50 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class


About the Instructor:

Golbanou Moghaddas is an Iranian artist based in San Francisco. She has an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK, and an MFA in Printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute. She is a winner of the Best of British Illustration 2011 and the illustrator of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings published by Granta Publication, UK. In 2012 she was awarded an MFA fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute, which brought her to the west coast. In the Bay Area, she has worked with Master Printer Paul Mullowney. She is a recipient of the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award in 2013, Manhattan Graphics Center Scholarship 2016, and Kala Art Institute Fellowship 2017-18. Her work was selected for the New Program Winter 2018 at International Print Center New York. Recently, she was commissioned a piece for the 40th Anniversary Special  Issue of Granta Magazine of New Writing, which was published in Spring 2019. She has exhibited at renowned venues including the Museum of London, Kensington Palace and Bankside Gallery in the UK, as well as SOMarts Cultural Center, Skylight Gallery of San Francisco Public Library, Kala Art Institute, Richmond Art Center, San Francisco Center for the Books, Arc Gallery, The Peninsula Museum of Art, San Francisco Arts Commissionand Minnesota Street Project in the USA. Golbanou has taught at printmaking at SFAI public program and Central Saint Martins undergrad level in London. She’s currently an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center For The Arts.