I am running a further collagraph workshop at ELP in the beautiful studio by the canal in 2024.
Please note that workshop numbers are back up to 8 people per session. The following workshops will be running this year Dates as follows in spring and autumn.. Daytime Workshop: Time: 10am - 4.30pm 2023 Wednesday 27 March, 3 April and 10 April
Wednesday 25 September, 2 October and 9 October
For full information see the ELP website (eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk) or please click here: In this workshop you will learn how to make a collagraph plate by collaging different textures which will be glued together on a thin board base creating a low relief. The textures include everyday materials such as embossed wallpaper, netting and coffee grains etc and the plate can also be cut away using a knife. The plate is then varnished to seal the materials. Inking the plate uses scrim, brushes and rollers for different effects and to build up colour on the various levels before running it through the press. There should be an opportunity to experiment with applications of carborundum, masking techniques and the use of chine collé to add colour and depth to your prints.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with experience who want to further develop their skills printing collagraphs. The course will include:
Making the collagraph plates Printing the plates using scrim, brushes and rollers in several colours. Application of Japanese paper; using chine collé Experimentation and completing the work
TESTIMONY FROM PAST STUDENT
"I am so glad I found this class. The teaching was great- very friendly but businesslike - the perfect balance between teacher demonstration and student practice. Amanda is a very accomplished printmaker and made sure we had everything to hand to do what we needed. In five classes, thanks to her we progressed from knowing absolutely nothing to doing some presentable work and feeling we had absorbed enough to resume work and explore collagraphs on our own. Her printouts will stand us in good stead. I highly recommend both her class and the facility at ELP"