Collagraph, two half-days
Thursdays, 4 and 1 July 2024, 10.00-13.00
- Starts 4 JulStarts 4 Jul
- 85 British pounds£85
- Linden Farm House, Baldwinholme
What you will learn A two-part course for Beginners/Intermediate printmakers that will enable you to create beautiful, sculptural collagraph prints that use texture and colour. Collagraph is a wonderful way of creating very textured prints with soft, rich colours and this course will introduce you to its strengths and possibilities. You will learn how to design and build up a collagraph plate using a range of materials. Experimentation and playing with materials is encouraged. The second session will teach you how to print your collagraph plate. You will learn how print your plate using the beautiful Rochat press. You will learn about different inking techniques, as well as making a 'blind' print. Experience level No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher. Course programme Introduction to collagraphs and analysis of design. Transfer to card and build up using a range of materials. Sealing the plate and preparation for the second session. Second session: blind printing, relief inking and printing, intaglio inking and printing and combination of relief and intaglio inking. A range of teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided. What is included All basic materials such as paper, materials for collagraph, tools and equipment are provided. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different or take some materials home to try. Preparing for the course You will work on a piece of card maximum 250 x 170 mm so prepare an image or drawing that fits that size. It does not need to be rectangular and can be cut to an irregular shape with a sharp blade. Suggested materials for collagraph (I will supply a range): carborundum, sand, bubblewrap, sticky label paper, sandpaper, wallpaper, textured paper, string, thread, stitch, lace, fabric, knits, fine wire, netting, card, Polyfilla, self-adhesive film, acrylic impasto medium, tissue paper, silvered card, OHP film, leaves, sequins, paper doilies, small thin twigs, straw, masking tape, foil, corrugated cardboard. It would be helpful if you could reverse your image on tracing paper but not strictly necessary. Artist research: Brenda Hartill, Peter Wray, Sue Brown, Susie MacKenzie, Susi Thompson, Carol Edgar, Lynn Bailey, Sue Lowe. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/lindenstudio/collagraph/ What next? If you enjoyed this course you would probably enjoy Gelli or Monoprint.
Cancellations and refunds If you cancel your booking more than three weeks before the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% administration fee. I regret I cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point I will have already started making preparations including ordering materials, and it is less likely I will be able to fill your place. I cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances. Transfers If you would like to transfer to another course, you can do this free of charge providing you let me know three weeks before the course start date. Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice but if you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case, please let me know as soon as you can so I can update the booking. Cancellation by Linden Print Studio Linden Print Studio reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens I will try to give you at least a week’s notice and full refunds will be given.
Linden Farm House, Baldwinholme, Carlisle, CA5 6LJ