Come and get your hands inky and your creativity flowing in this taster session workshop which will introduce you to the technique of Collagraph printing; a print process where an image is made from a plate collaged with different textures.
During the workshop you will explore basic collagraph methods using a range of textured papers, vinyls, glues, etc. Textures are added to the plate (mountboard) much like a collage. These collaged pieces can then be inked up to create collagraph print. Emphasis will be on learning collagraph techniques by making a series of abstract prints exploring colour and texture. The session will include making a collagraph plate from scratch, followed by inking and printing methods. You will explore using both relief and intaglio methods to create a range of images.
Your tutor : Cath Brooke
Cath Brooke has been making prints since she was first hooked at an evening class at Leeds College of Art over 20 years ago. She has been facilitating community arts projects for many years including teaching print to beginners and those with experience.
Cath’s own practice is inspired by urban and industrial landscapes. Much of her work is based on sketches around the Redcar area, the North and South Gare and the recently closed steelworks. Many of her works combine drypoint, monoprint and collagraph methods. Her approach to producing prints starts with an idea developed from sketches, which then evolves as the process takes over and she responds to the unexpected marks and colours in each layer.
Cath has been a member at WYPW for many years and is a member of Inkers printmakers, a group originally formed at the print workshop to share ideas, exhibit together and promote printmaking in the region.
No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. 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 out.
Covid-19 safety :
We continue to have everyone’s safety as our main priority. Added measures to keep you safe include:
- Each participant will be allocated an individual workstation and box of materials.
- During your time in the workshop, we will open windows/doors etc. to provide increased ventilation – this might mean it’s a little colder than usual so you might wish to pack an extra layer!
- The workshop has antibacterial/viral wipes, hand sanitiser which is to be used upon arrival and has increased the frequency of cleaning to communal areas.
After attending a taster session, you will be able to join WYPW as a member to continue to practice the skills you have learned. Sign up for membership within one month of attending the course and you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: