Collagraphs and Carborundum
Explore two relief processes and create rich, textured prints.
- Starts 11 AprStarts 11 Apr
- 65 British pounds£65
- In Bristol Studio
Collagraphy: Making relief plates from layered and glued cardboard, paper and other textures that can easily be acquired from scrap and recyclable materials. Intuitively fast, or slow and meticulous, collagraph is a joyful process that suits all types of makers and gives surprising results. Carborundum: a metallic industrial abrasive which resembles black sand. When mixed with glue and applied onto a plate it creates highly absorbent areas that hold lots of ink and prints with rich, painterly impasto marks. In this two-day workshop, we will be experimenting with both these processes. We will be making multiple plates on the first day, letting them dry and varnishing them. Not wanting to let you go home empty-handed, we will be doing a bit of small-scale printing to whet your appetites, but the main event will take place the following week when the plates are all dry and sealed. There, you will be using the etching press and a variety of inking techniques to make exciting, sculptural prints that are unlike any other process.
In Bristol Studio, Great Western Lane, Bristol, UK