MASTERCLASS Intaglio Collagraph Printmaking

08.11.2014 to 09.11.2014

10am - 4pm

This masterclass course will take an in-depth look at Intaglio Collagraph Printmaking techniques. Experienced printmakers and beginners are welcome.  All techniques will be taught and you will gain a broad understanding of how the process works and how you might use the techniques within your own fine art printmaking practice.  It is suggested to begin with that you work with simple abstract and markmaking imagery as this lends itself to working through a range of ideas and techniques quickly. 

Intaglio Collagraph Printmaking is a uniquely creative and fluid means of making Intaglio prints. This is a highly exciting and creative process. Collagraph printmaking has all the richness of Etching but also offers a much more fluid and experimental approach to image making. 

Day 1     View portfolio samples and watch demonstrations. Review the potentials to bring collagraph, drypoint and carborundum together. Preparation and printing of plates. Discussion and individual planning for the possibilities related to your fine art printmaking practice. Review work produced 1:1 and in groups to plan developments for Day 2.

Day 2     View portfolio samples, watch colour printing demonstration. Individual printing developments and experimentation.   

Materials are provided as part of the course fee.  Experienced printmakers wishing to work larger might need to pay for larger paper / plates / larger sheets of printmaking papers?

What do you produce?   

You will produce a range of intaglio collagraph prints, working with plates and printing in a variety of ways. Some people may work in more details whilst others produce a larger number of experimental prints.

You need to bring

Apron, Wash Up Gloves, Sketchbooks (not essential) – you may have images of interest that you could discuss with the Tutor.

Do not feel you have to come with an idea! There will be lots available to keep you experimenting and creating!

Shelley Burgoyne is an exhibiting artist, teacher and printmaker. She works across a range of printmaking drawing and painting media. Her creative approach is organic and intuitive and this flows through her innovative use of printmaking techniques.   

..“ I often work with a series of plates side by side and in the printing process create new life and forms.”    

In her recent works produced during the residency in Gloucestershire Shelley has been inspired by riverside plant life and architecture.  Central to all the work are the connections she makes with organic forms, water life and our own anatomy.   Shelley works from her printmaking studio in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

She is currently AA2A Artist of the Year.                                                                           

Purchase tickets

Price: £80.00