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Day workshop
Saturday 7th March 2020
11 – 3pm

Come and get your hands inky and your creativity flowing in a friendly, artistic environment!

This session will introduce you to the technique of Collagraph print, a print process where an image is made from a plate collaged with different textures. On this hands-on day workshop you will explore basic collagraph methods using a range of textured papers, vinyls, glues, etc. Textures are added to the plate (mountboard) much like a collage. These collaged pieces can then be inked up to create collagraph print. Emphasis will be on learning collagraph techniques by making a series of abstract prints exploring colour and texture. The session will include making a collagraph plate from scratch, followed by inking and printing methods, using both relief and intaglio methods to create a range of images.

Your tutor : Cath Brooke
Cath Brooke has been making prints since she was first hooked at an evening class at Leeds College of Art over 20 years ago. She has been facilitating community arts projects for many years including teaching print to beginners and those with experience.

Cath’s own practice is inspired by urban and industrial landscapes, many of which are based on sketches around the Redcar area, the North and South Gare and the recently closed steelworks. Many of her works combine drypoint, monoprint and collagraph methods. Her approach to producing prints starts with an idea developed from sketches, which then evolves as the process takes over and she responds to the unexpected marks and colours in each layer.

Cath has been a member at WYPW for many years and is a member of Inkers printmakers, a group originally formed at the print workshop to share ideas, exhibit together and promote printmaking in the region.

Experience level
No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher.

What’s included?
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.

Taster: Collagraph Printing
Date & Time:
From 08/01/2020 To 07/03/2020
75A Huddersfield Rd, Mirfield WF14 8AT, UK
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