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Collograph Taster Session

19th September @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£20.00 – £40.00

This workshop will introduce you to a version of collograph which 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 a collograph plate onto A4 paper. In past sessions absolute beginners have come away with over 20 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.


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19th September
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£20.00 – £40.00
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If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you, less a 10% admin fee, if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after this time no refunds will be issued. Transfers are also possible up until 14 days before the start of the course. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.


Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and accessible toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one blue badge car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street, subject to availability.

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.

Course Price Concessions

Leeds Print Workshop currently offers half price concession tickets for those on certain income-based state benefits, which are subsidised by funding from Leeds City Council. To be eligible you must be in receipt of state benefits and be able to provide evidence. See our price concession webpage for further information.

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