15 Feb | 10.30 – 4.30 pm | Tutor Penny Hunt | £63
Collagraph is a technique where prints are made from a collage; marks made on card with added materials which are then inked, wiped and run through a press onto dampened paper. Make and print your own collagraph plate.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
You will be shown work by collagraph printmakers so that you understand the printing style. You will then be shown how to make a design from your ideas, how to develop that into a printing plate using different materials and marks on the plate until your image can be seen. This will then be sealed, inked and wiped before being run through the printing press onto dampened paper.
You will be given further information on where to buy materials and other printmakers who also use similar techniques.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please wear old clothes, bring an apron and any images that you may want to use; we are concentrating on animals in this session, so any images you have of birds, fish or animals where the texture of the feathers, scales or fur can be seen will make good images to work from. These can be your own photographs or sketches or can be ripped out of newspapers or magazines.
Are there any additional costs?
None, all materials and equipment will be provided.
About the tutor
Based in the Yorkshire Dales, Penny’s studio gives wide open windswept views of mountains, moorlands and mist; her work is about the little things that make up that landscape of freedom, the places where you feel the full force of wind and weather and find some perspective on life.
Water is a huge source of inspiration and the surrounding rivers and waterfalls also provide a great source of ideas, drawings are often developed into collagraph plates and printed, sometimes including elements of the landscape in the design but always trying to convey a feeling of atmosphere rather than detail.
Her Fine Art degree, MA and many years teaching helped develop her paintings and printmaking, each material feeds back into the other, the layering, overprinting and intaglio techniques are present in all.
Penny is secretary of both Three Peaks Arts and Cumbria Printmakers and teaches printmaking at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.
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