Introduction to the Marvelous Collagraph
In this one-day introductory class we will explore the many possibilities of the Collagraph print. Collagraphs are beautiful, often experimental prints made from collaging textured items onto a matboard or similar surface, then sealing it and applying inks to print it onto paper.
Collagraphy is a very open printmaking method. Textured materials such as textiles, netted orange bags, corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, string or other fibers, cut card, leaves and grass as wells as gesso and acrylic mediums can all be used in creating the collagraph plate. The collagraph plate can then be intaglio-inked or treated as a relief print and inked with a roller or paintbrush or some combination thereof, allowing for a great range of printing options. The resulting print is termed a collagraph.
This is a very inexpensive, flexible and rewarding technique that results in rich, textured prints. This class is suitable for anyone interested in expanding their printmaking repertoire- no experience necessary, but certainly a great technique for any printmaker to incorporate into their work. Collagraphs can be easily combined with other techniques such as monotype and gravure, or stand proudly alone.
Class dates: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Class time: 10 AM – 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $120 + tax, includes all printing materials and one large paper (divided in quarters.) Additional paper may be purchased. Your own textured items welcomed!
Instructor: Jessica Krichels