Collograph Taster Session
13th June @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm£40.00
Explore the collograph printmaking technique on this taster session.
This workshop will introduce you to a version of collographwhich uses relief inking methods to produce prints using our fantastic range etching presses and equipment in the print workshop.
You’ll use oil based inks, stencils, collage and textures to create an exciting series of prints. This is a great introduction to the collograph technique.
What experience do I need?
Aimed at the complete beginner or someone who has attended one of our monoprint workshops and wants to add a new technique to their skills. Those who aren’t that confident about their drawing and imagery will also get a lot out of collograph – simple shapes and textures will get you a long way with this process!
What will I make?
You will make a series of unique prints from an A4 collograph plate onto paper. In past sessions absolute beginners have come away with 20-30 prints!
Who is my tutor?
This course is taught by Mick Welbourn and Joanna Wilkinson.
Joanna Wilkinson is a practising printmaker, illustrator and bookbinder. She uses printing, collage, analogue/slow photography and sometimes even old style colouring techniques like felt tips in her work. Joanna has recently completed an MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University and is also a Co-operative Member of Leeds Print Workshop.
Mick Welbourn is currently the manager of the printmaking workshops at Leeds Arts University, where he has worked for more than twenty years. Over the years he has taught printmaking to adults as well as to A level, Foundation, Degree and Masters students.
Do I need to bring anything?
All the materials will be provided. This will include relief inks and rollers, card and textured tapes and papers to print on. Students can bring sketchbooks, shapes, patterns or other images for inspiration, but this is not necessary – simple abstract shapes work well, and you can come up with ideas in the class. You are advised to bring a portfolio folder along to carry your prints home. We also sell A3 portfolio folders for just £3 if you wish to buy one from us.