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Collagraph Printmaking and Tetra Pak intaglio with Emma Taylor

Friday 8th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Collagraph Printmaking and Tetra Pak intaglio with Emma Taylor

Sussex Prairie Garden Autumn Workshops 2021
Tutor: Emma Taylor
Dates: Friday 8th October Times:10am-2pm
Course outline: Collagraph Printmaking and Tetra Pak intaglio. Costs: £55 per workshop

We will explore the many exciting possibilities of collagraph printmaking by building up tex- tures and marks with a variety of collage materials on a mount card plate. You will learn how to construct interesting textured printing plates using metallic card, papers and precut pattern pieces as well as tapes and found textures before cutting areas away.

The collagraph plate will then be sealed and dried before being inked using intaglio et- ching inks and passed through an etching press with dampened paper. We will explore the wonders of black and white intaglio inking but can also add sensitive intuitive highlights of colour. This is a flexible and inexpensive technique that results in rich, textured prints. Each time the paper is lifted the results are never the same and is always very rewarding.

We will also be exploring Tetra Pak intaglio printing by working into food packaging to cre- ate layers with a drypoint tool. This will introduce you to the idea of producing detailed li- nes and textures in the soft surface before running them through the press.

This workshop is suitable for beginners or any artists interested in expanding their print- making skills.

All materials will be included in the price.

To secure a place please contact Emma Taylor by email emma@emmataylorprint.- co.uk or phone 07540191437

About Emma Taylor
She studied Fine Art in Cardiff at the University of Wales in the early 90’s with one foot in the painting studios but gravitating to the warmth of the printmaking studios. Her work embodies the two disciplines with colla- graphs produced with paint, card and carborundum and cut into integrate intaglio and relief printmaking.
 Emma has worked as an Art teacher for many years with a focus on GCSE and A Level in a highly successful Art department in Sussex and held the position of Head of Art for five years before leaving to focus on her family and printmaking.
Her wealth of experience and expertise in education has inspired countless students and they, in turn, have opened her eyes to the joys of returning to her own creativity.
She has exhibited in several Open Houses and local galleries. She is currently teaching Photography and runs regular classes at her home in Denton as Lupin Cottage Workshops.

Refund Policy: You may request a full refund up to 7 days prior to the event start date.

If the course is cancelled I will contact you as soon as possible and will always endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided.

Please note that a minimum of 6 will be needed for the class to run.


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