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Collagraph Plates and Printing


A collagraph print is similar to an etching. The plate is made up of collage, a variety of materials which have been glued onto a firm plate. The plate is then inked using the intaglio method, leaving the recessions or indentations to hold the ink so that it will print when passed through the press with dampened paper. There is always a lovely surprise when the paper is lifted from the plate to reveal the results.


This is a full-day workshop held at The Louise Jannetta Gallery & Studio in Buxton. In the lesson, we will explore collagraph printing and aim to produce at least one plate and several prints. It is a very productive and satisfying lesson.


All materials and lunch are provided, with refreshments served all day.


Please bring along some ideas for inspiration, although there will be a variety of inspiration prompts at the studio.


In the first half of the lesson, we look at all the ways that a collagraph can be produced but also hopefully find some of our own methods. We look at dry point and at texture and consider abstraction and representation.


For the second part of the lesson Louise will demonstrate various ways to ink the plate and then we will get a number of your plates printed.


All workshops can be tailored to groups or individuals. If you want to immerse yourself in the generosity of these techniques, then two or three-day courses can be arranged.


The workshops in Louise’s studio run from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm. Most materials and lunch are provided with refreshments, and biscuits are served all day. The cost of a lesson is £100.00 for the day.

The lessons are restricted to only six customers per lesson (four customers only while covid restrictions apply) so that Louise can give tuition focused on each person’s needs.

Collagraph Plates and Printing – Thursday 11th July 2024, Full day workshop

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