Relief Collagraph: Online Course
Collagraph is a deceptively simple printing process that allows incredibly sophisticated images to be created. The process begins by making a textured plate from a thin mountboard base where a variety of materials are applied to create an intricately textured printing plate.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners to intermediate level.
Join our outreach artist Colette Whittington for this two-part online workshop exploring the versatile and exciting process of collagraph printmaking. Discover the basic principles of printmaking using mark-making and collage techniques to create your own unique artwork.
In the first session Colette will guide you through the process of making a textured printing plate on card. Then in the second she will demonstrate how to ink up the plate in creative ways and pull a hand printed print, all at your kitchen table. Collagraph is low-fi process requiring only simple everyday materials that are transformed through the printing process. This is a workshop guaranteed to make you look at the materials you encounter every day in a whole new light!
As the online sessions are live you can ask questions, share your progress and enjoy the company of other participants as they learn and experiment along with you at the same time.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to take out a studio membership if you wish and following a simple induction will be able to use the electric press to print your collagraphs.
For this course you will need all of the items on the list of materials below. If you have all of these materials then you can purchase the course only, however we are selling the items in a pack which you can purchase separately here for an additional £15 +P&P if applicable.
The materials will be sent to you before the start of the course so when booking, please allow time for posting.
The pack includes:
Plastic to wrap damp paper in
Wooden palette knife
Materials you will have to provide yourself not included in the pack:
Collage material with texture, e.g. netting, textured wallpaper samples, corrugated cardboard, sandpaper, tin foil
Dried foodstuffs like lentils and spaghetti
Thin card e.g. cereal box
Metal Dessert spoon
Blotting paper or tea towel
If you're based outside the UK, please contact us directly before purchasing a pack as some items may be restricted - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutor: Colette Whittington
Skill level: No experience required
Dates: Tuesday 19 and Tuesday 26 April 2022 (2-evening online course)
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (GMT)
We will send you further course details in your letter of confirmation when we process your booking.
The link for this online course will be emailed to you the day before, please check your junk mail as it may go in there.
You can book online here by credit card or using Paypal, over the phone if you wish to pay by card or call into Northern Print Wed-Sat 12-4pm where you can pay by card or cash. For up to date details on the availability of places please call us on 0191 261 7000.
If you have booked a place on a class and cannot attend, please inform Northern Print as soon as possible. If notice is given at least five working days before the class begins we will refund the payment in the form of a credit which can be used as payment for an alternative class (this must be used within 12 months). If notice is given less than five working days before the class begins we will not be able to give any form of refund. Northern Print reserve the right to cancel classes and courses in which case a full refund will be given. Course packs are non-refundable.
Thinking of buying an original print priced at £100 or above*?
We are members of Own Art, a national scheme funded by Arts Council England that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary art.
Own Art allows you to spread the cost of a purchase of an original artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. With so many works of art to choose from, you could start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month.
To help explain the scheme, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions:
What can I buy?
Own Art loans are available in our gallery for the purchase of contemporary art and craft by living artists. That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
How much can I borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
How do I apply?
After you've found something in our gallery or online that you love, speak with a member of staff who can talk you through your options on 0191 2617000. You are able to pay a deposit with Own Art to lower your monthly costs although this is not necessary and the loan can cover framing if you wish. The best option is to visit the gallery if you would like to proceed with an Own Art application where a member of our team will take you through the loan application process. You will need to bring proof of ID, address and signature - a driving licence is ideal or a utility bill and credit or debit card. The application process usually takes 10-15 mins following which you'll get an instant decision so you can take the work home on the same day.
For more information visit the Own Art website.
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* £100 minimum spend can include the price of the frame.