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Dry Point & Chine Colle Printmaking Workshop

Artist-Instructor: Alma Sinai

Format: Alma’s Studio
12045 Berlin-Neukölln (near Weichselplatz, exact address given after registration is complete)

Language: English

Level: Beginners to more experienced.

October 30 – December 4, 2024
– 6x Wednesdays
– 18:30-20:30

Cost: 220€ (inc. VAT)


  • All essential Drypoint and Chine collé materials included in the price. See more details below. 

What to Expect:

We will discuss the History of the Drypoint technique through talking about Intaglio Printmaking and different ways of approaching it and combine that with Chine collé for an additional color and composition enhancement. We discuss from old masters who used copper and zinc plate to later artists who used plexiglass and Tetrapak instead of the metal sheets. In this workshop we will use Tetrapak packages as a way of repurposing everyday life materials to create art with. Alongside that we will also incorporate the technique which works very well with the drypoint intaglio technique.

The process of incising you image into your Printmaking plate(Tetrapak)is incredibly meditative and yet the joy and excitement of inking and printing follows up after that.

Topics Covered:

  • Drypoint on Tetrapak: We will learn how to transfer and/or directly incise an image into Tetrapak sheets in order to then print them with ink and handpress
  • Chine-collé: This is a similar technique to collage with using Startch paste in order to press and print our collage elements(tissue paper, newspaper, etc.)
  • Composition: creating balance through combining Drypoint and Chine colle methods


  • Included: The price includes all the essential materials.
  • Recommended to bring: Notebook, paper and particular printmaking inks you’d like to work with. You are encouraged to bring your own additional Tetrapak packagings to use as your drypoint plate and Tissue papers/newspaper/collage paper you’d like to use for Chine-collé . (options will be discussed during the first class).

About Your Instructor:

Alma Sinai was born (1989) and raised in Tehran. After receiving an associate degree in Cinema from University of Art in Tehran she moved to the USA in 2010. She pursued a BFA degree at RISD followed by an MFA at Parsons. In the past decade alongside being active as an interdisciplinary artist she has also been working as a teaching artist.

Sinai primarily works in printmaking, drawing, video and installation and she usually focuses on binaries such as absence & presence, indoor & outdoor, visible & invisible. Alongside the repetition is one of the common aspects throughout her projects. In the process of recurrence in the print-motifs, patterns and looped video narratives with no exit points, meanings get lost, added and distorted.

She has had solo and group exhibitions internationally in venues such as Dastan Gallery, 009821 Projects, International print center New York (IPCNY), Slaturhusid Culture Center, Site:Brooklyn, University of Edinburgh and Pratt institute. In the past years Sinai has attended residency fellowship programs including Vermont Studio Center and Lunga School in Iceland. She’s been based in Berlin since October 2021 after doing an artist residency program at GlogauAIR.