Collagraphs in Depth

2 day course
30 & 31 March or 16 & 17 September 2022
10am to 4pm

£175 including all materials

Collagraphs in Depth

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. Experiment with Carborundum and gesso to add textures. Learn varied 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 & sealing the plates.
• Different inking methods - intaglio and relief.
• Viscosity printing
• Preparation of paper and printing using the etching presses.

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


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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 for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this payment has been received. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due at the end of the previous term. The receipt of your Term 1 payment is acceptance of commitment to all 3 Terms of the Certificate course.

If for any reason prior to the commencement of the course 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. Once you start the course on Term 1 you have committed to all 3 terms. 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.