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Tetra Pak Intaglio and Collagraph with Emma Taylor


Sunday 24th July 2022 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tetra Pak Intaglio and Collagraph with Emma Taylor

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 an etching press with dampened paper. We will explore the wonders of black 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 create layers with a drypoint tool. This will introduce you to the idea of producing detailed lines 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.

Cost for the day plus entry to garden and materials is £60



Please email or 07540191437 for more details and booking.




Emma is a artist, printmaker and educator teaching from Lupin Cottage Workshops in East Sussex. She is currently Leader of Art and Photography in Wadhurst as well as running weekly art classes from her home and studio.

Leading on from the incredible pianola paper exhibition Songs of the River, she is organising a follow up collaborative exhibition, Stories of the Sea with16 artists this Summer at South Hill Barn in Seaford.

Emma has been teaching inspiring workshops at Sussex Prairie Gardens since 2017 and we are thrilled that she will be our Artist in Residence again with Amanda Duke in 2024.                                 FB and Insta: Emma Taylor Printmaker


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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful