Chine-collé Printing Techniques

Course Overview

Chine-collé is a special printmaking technique in which paper of a different color or texture is adhered to the overall piece. This technique allows artists to explore a type of layering and texturizing prints that actually bonds different weights of papers during the printing process. Participants in this two-hour, hands-on workshop will explore the process of using chine-collé in printmaking as well as learn about alternative plate-making techniques for making print-art. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Sheila Coppola has spent the last 30 years working with and for visual artists, helping them to realize their personal visions through the medium of original printmaking. In 1982 she co-founded Ink on Paper and worked under the direction of master lithographer Charles E. Matson. Although she learned a great deal about lithography, her interest and passion have always been in the more three-dimensional forms of printing known as intaglio and relief. In 1996, she founded Sidereal Fine Art Press, which she continues to operate today in Tukwila, Washington. Sheila has also been fortunate to work closely with many Northwest artists, sharing and trading information, learning, teaching and experimenting in one of the most intimate forms of artistic collaboration. She owes most of what she knows to this rich collection of collaborative experiences, and is most grateful to all the artists, designers and printers who have generously shared their knowledge and vision with her.

Sidereal Fine Art Press (SFAP) is located in a renovated pole barn in Tukwila, Washington. The press specializes in intaglio and relief printmaking and provides professional technical services for creating original print editions. Owner and printer Sheila Coppola works one-on-one with each artist in a collaborative environment where experiments, ideas and learning nurture a working process “in service to the artist’s image.” SFAP has collaborated with many talented artists and some of their work can be viewed on the website. SFAP is a “by appointment” only studio, however inquiries and visits are encouraged by contacting Sheila at 206.298.9803 or by visiting
Sidereal is pronounced sy-DEER-e-al and is an adjective used in astronomy which means: “of, relating to, or expressed in relation to the stars or constellations."

Date & Time: January 23, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fees: $40 (clock hours included)

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$ 40.00