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An Introduction to Collagraph with Vicky Oldfield – Weekend 3/4 August – 10am to 4pm

August 3 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM BST


During this weekend course, Vicky will demonstrate how she creates her imagery using simply constructed collagraph plates to dramatic effect and then you will have the opportunity to explore these processes under her guidance.

Collagraph is a printmaking technique based on collage.  Prints are taken from plates constructed from textured materials assembled onto a base plate. Unique prints, rich in tone and texture, can be taken from these plates. Vicky will introduce you to elements of drypoint to add linear elements to the collagraph plate. Drypoint is a method of producing a print by simply scoring the surface of the plate with a tool.  The scored surface retains the ink when the plate is wiped after inking, and prints a soft line or texture depending on the tool used.

You can add colour with collaged papers and combine with Chine-collé and drypoint printing techniques.

Vicky will help you to select appropriate materials for plate designs and introduce you to papers and other surfaces for printing.  She will also show you how to use an etching press to print your plates and give you pointers on what is considered ‘good studio practice’.

By the end of the course, you will have been introduced to the many diverse possibilities available to make unique marks with collagraphs. You will have started to learn how to think in textures and layers.  You will know how to select appropriate materials and other resources for plate designs and gained an increased knowledge of papers and other surfaces for printing.

You are encouraged to bring sketchbooks or some inspiration with you when you join the class.

No previous experience is needed, just a desire to experiment with mixed media and collage.

Date: Weekend 3/4 August
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £180 / Members £170


August 3
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM BST
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Ochre Print Studio, Lockwood Centre
Westfield Road, Slyfield Industrial Estate
Guildford, Surrey GU1 1RR United Kingdom
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An Introduction to Collagraph with Vicky Oldfield - Weekend 3/4 August - 10am to 4pm
£ 180.00
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