During this two-day workshop into Tetra Pak collagraph print; course tutor and Flourish Award winner, Stephen Fowler, will facilitate a playful exploration of intaglio and relief print, a combination of the two processes, and the potential of mutli-plate printing – including the addition of chine collé.
With its layers of paperboard, polyethylene and aluminum foil, Tetra Pak offers not only an immediacy which other collagraph materials lack, but also a satisfying tactility when cutting, scoring, peeling and printing with this distinctive material.
In recycling milk, soup and custard cartons; exciting imaginative creative responses abound. The structure of the packaging can be the spark of an idea or integrated into a motif. Large prints can be created when collaging Tetra Pak plates together – the possibilities are endless!
Your tutor: Stephen Fowler
Stephen Fowler was born in Bristol, grew up in Cornwall, before leaving to study at Harrow School of Art, and Central Saint Martins in London. In 2021 Fowler graduated from UWE’s Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking MA, and received the Rebecca Smith Memorial Award in recognition for his practice based research into Tetra Pak Collagraph, Kitchen Sink Litho and Rubber Stamping.
Fowler has exhibited internationally at; Tate Modern, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts and White Columns New York. He is a senior lecturer in illustration at the University of Worcester and teaches printmaking at San Francisco Centre for the Book, Spike Print Studio, KKV Grafik, Bath Spa University and Centre for Print Research – University of the West of England.
His guide to Rubber Stamping, published by Lawrence King Publishing, is out now.
Some knowledge of printmaking is advantageous – you might have already attended one of our day workshops on Tetra Pak print or perhaps dabbled in drypoint or collagraph before. A basic understanding is all we ask – you don’t need to be an expert!
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
What do I need to prepare beforehand?
It’s great if workshop participants come with some visual ideas as subject matter for their Tetra Pak prints. Perhaps you might want to bring visual reference material to work from – print outs, images on their phone, books etc. You could also bring a range of paper for Chine Collé (a collage technique – thin papers like tissue or old envelopes work well), but if you forget, that’s ok, there will be paper available for you to use in the workshop.
- Day 1 Introduction to Tetra Pak Print.
This will include intaglio, relief collagraph printmaking and chine collé.
- Day 2 Developing Tetra Pak Print
Participants will have time to develop their new skills from the first day, such as creating multiple plate composition prints for example or combining relief and intaglio collagraph print.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of 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: