Printmaking Methods: Collagraph, Monotype, & Mixed Media
9:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Monotype and collagraphy are painterly, spontaneous, and accessible printmaking techniques! In addition to learning these approaches to printmaking, you’ll experiment with incorporating other mark making methods, as well as print transfer, gold, silver, and copper leaf, and unconventional materials like
On the first morning, students make their own collagraphic plates with a variety of textural materials. Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a board. Ink or pigment is applied to the resulting collage and the board is used to print onto paper using either a printing press or various hand tools.
As the plates dry, the instructor will give a demo of a variety of print transfer methods, including wintergreen oil, transfer markers, metallic leaf, and patina solutions. In the afternoon, students print their collagraph plates and learn techniques for a successful monotype.
On the second day, students may choose to continue to play and create a huge variety of experiments and images, or focus and use their newfound skills to create in-depth and larger scale work. By the end of class, each student walks away with their own dynamic creations.
The instructor brings all materials necessary to the class. Please be advised that printmaking is a
messy sport, and dress appropriately.