Introduction to Collagraphs

1 day course
6 August 2020
10am – 4pm

£87 including all materials

Introduction to Collagraphs

Collagraph is a technique that relies upon the surface quality of different materials glued onto a printing plate to produce an image. Marks can also be cut and scored into the plate, which can be printed simultaneously as an intaglio and relief image. Design, construct and create prints from your Collagraph plates using found objects, carborundum and a variety of textured materials. Learn inking techniques and use an etching press to print expressive and detailed prints.

Course structure
• Explanation of the technique with examples.
• Looking at initial designs and ideas - planning the plates.
• Choosing and using the various materials, found objects and textures - do’s & don’ts!
• Making the plates.
• Sealing the plates.
• Different inking methods - intaglio and relief.
• Preparation of paper and printing using the etching presses.

Experience level
• Beginners and/or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Pre-course information
Any image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date.

Maximum 8 places

How to book
• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre. Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.

For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1 and payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be phased in a similar way. The receipt of your Term 1 deposit is acceptance of commitment to all 3 Terms of the Certificate course.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.