Collagraph: Beyond the Print




Instructor: Angela Batchelor
Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Materials Fee: $30.00
Length of workshop: 2 days

Date: Saturday, Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019


Workshop description:

Collagraph is a low-tech printmaking process that uses a collaged plate. In this class, we will skip inking the plate and utilize a blind embossed print as the basis to construct an accordion book. The textures from the plate provides interest and subtlety that invites intimacy and curiosity. This is a great way to get past the hurdle of blank pages!
Day 1: Students will be introduced to the collagraph print process and its history. Each student will construct a 10″x16″ plate using a variety of readily available textured materials.
Day 2: Students will print their collagraph plates producing sheets of blind embossment. The prints will be cut down to create an accordion book with hard covers made from the collagraph plates. At the end, we will discuss ways to enhance the blind embossment with cut outs, color media, hand stitching, paper piercing, and beads to create a unique book.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
bone folder
small cutting mat
glue stick (UHU preferred)
X-acto knife
sewing needles
needle tool or small awl
thread (linen or 10# hemp cord)
brush for gluing
1 wrapped brick (paper-covered bricks provided by FOBA)
small container of PVA glue
roll of paper towels

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
Acrylic gloss medium
foam brushes
mat board
printmaking paper
wax paper
materials for collagraph plate construction

Prerequisite experience/skills needed for this class:
How to thread a needle and wax the thread
How to fold paper using a bone folder and assemble signatures
How to determine paper grain & match the grain of different book components