Discover Printmaking with Collagraphs | Sat 22 & 29 Jan (2 sessions)| 1.30-4.30pm | £85 (includes tea/coffee and all materials) | 16 + | Tutor Karen Lester | Studio 3 and Print Room
Used by many prominent printmakers today, discover how to create prints using Collagraph printmaking techniques. In Discover Printmaking With Collagraphs course, you will make collages on card plates, explore the simple processes using wet and dry techniques as well as cutting to create your design.
What will the class cover and how will it be taught?
Plates are created from card using a range of materials including ordinary household items, carborundum, and wood glue as well as direct scratches and cuts. Plates are sealed before printing. Experiment with materials and inking up. Your Tutor will guide you through the process of creating a plate, inking up and printing using the printing press
Who is it suitable for?
Discover… Printmaking With Collagraphs is suitable for all, including beginners to printmaking
What do I need to bring?
All equipment and materials supplied.
Printmaking is messy so wear old clothes! You are advised to bring-
An apron or old shirt to protect clothes.
Gloves – latex or plastic
Be aware that some chemicals in inks and cleaning materials may affect those with certain medical conditions eg sensitive skin
Bring ideas! If you have images, photographs or sketches that you would like to work from please bring these eg Landscapes, birds, patterns, abstract
Are there any additional costs?
About the tutor
Karen works across media, painting, drawing and printmaking, selecting media to respond to a variety of reference sources, particularly those found in the landscape, natural and man-made.
Excited by the creation of colour in her paintings, she also finds the quality of the marks produced in printmaking particularly fascinating. Experiencing ‘the reveal’ is one of the joys of working with printmaking processes.
Her interest in Printmaking developed at Kendal College whilst completing a Foundation Degree in Drawing with the University of Cumbria. A recent project, a commission by Lancaster University and focussing on Morecambe Bay is a series of images using a variety of printmaking techniques.
She continually seeks to develop her art practice through exploration of the wonderful qualities of different media, often combining materials to create mixed media images.
Karen is an experienced qualified teacher and has been teaching in the adult education sector since 2011. She is also a Member of Cumbria Printmakers and Green Door artists’ collective.
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