Collagraphs Reinvented

2 day course
1 & 2 November 2019. 23 & 24 April; 18 & 19 September 2020
10am to 4pm

£165 including materials

Collagraphs Reinvented

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 and it can be printed as a relief or intaglio image or as a viscosity print. On this two day course you will design, construct and create both relief and intaglio prints from your Collagraph plates. You will use found objects, carborundum and a variety of textured materials when creating your collagraph plates. You will the learn the different inking techniques for intaglio and relief plates and experiment with opaque and transparent inks. You will use the presses to print the plates and then develop your images by cutting and shaping the plates, re-inventing them to produce different prints from the same plate.

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 and don’ts!
• Making the plates.
• Sealing the plates.
• Different inking methods - intaglio, relief, viscosity.
• Preparation of paper and printing using the etching presses.
• Cutting and shaping the plate to extend the printing possibilities.
• Using chîne collé.

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

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.