Residents and participants will learn collagraph plate making by creating a collage experimenting with non-traditional materials using different textures and colors. Test your imagination using different types of materials such as wallpaper, feathers, leaves, fabric, etc. Almost any material with texture can be collaged!
This technique allows participants to explore different printing possibilities since collagraph can be printed as a blind emboss or as relief print. The techniques taught in this class are quick and effective, using materials that have a low environmental impact and are readily and affordable. This class will teach how to prepare and make collagraphs, how to ink and print tonally and in color. No prior experience is necessary.