Sussex Prairies is now closed. We open again on Monday 1st June 2020 !
Sussex Prairie Garden Summer Workshops 2020
Course outline: Printing with Collage (Collagraph printmaking)
Costs: £55 per workshop
We will explore the many exciting possibilities of collagraph printmaking by building up textures 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 etching inks and passed through a 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 be producing two different pieces in a small series in this workshop.
This workshop is suitable for beginners or any artists interested in expanding their printmaking skills.
Please note the slightly earlier starting time of 9.30am as we will need to allow the plates to dry before printing.
All materials will be included in the price.
To secure a place please contact Emma Taylor by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07540191437
Please note that a minimum of 6 will be needed for the class to run.
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 collagraphs 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.