I am running a Collagraph and Drypoint Printmaking Workshop July 1st and July 8th, at Revive Church, High Street New Mills, High Peak SK22 4BR.
• This two day workshop is designed for both complete beginners and those with more printmaking experience, and is designed to run over two consecutive Mondays.
• To be held at the Revive Church, High Street, New Mills, High Peak SK22 4BR 
• Monday July 1st and Monday 8th July. 10.00 am – 3.30 pm
• £85 for two full day’s workshop including all materials.
• All materials and refreshments are included with the course fee.

The first session is spent mostly plate making, with an introduction to the collagraph process. A collagraph printing ‘plate ‘is made by gluing thin textured materials, or applying liquid materials, to a rigid surface and then ink is applied to the surface and transferred onto paper using a press. I will demonstrate how to create a collagraph ‘plate’ then the rest of the day will be spent making plate or plates, depending how prolific you are!

We will look at examples, discuss suitable collagraph materials. If weather permits we will also spend 40 mins outside drawing local architecture and landscape, to create drypoint plates. Otherwise we can work from photos and images that I can provide, or you are welcome to bring your own reference material. I can shellac your plates at the end of the session so they will be ready to print the following week.

Day 2: July 8th. Printmaking 
The second session we will be looking at examples of inking techniques for both collagraph and drypoint. I will demonstrate to ink a plate using oil based inks (Cranfield and Caligo safewash inks) and scrim/ soft polycotton muslin.
We will then spend the rest of the day printing from our plates using a range of colour palettes to create different moods. I will also demonstrate how to use Chine Colle techniques to enhance our prints.

What to bring;
• a picture or sketch of your favourite local Peak District landscape ( this is only optional as I will provide some as well!) in case the weather is rainy.
• sketchbook, camera, pencils, rubber, scissors, an old dinner plate.
• apron/ old top (your cuffs and front will get messy!)
• A packed lunch. Tea and coffee and biscuits are provided
A deposit of £35 is necessary to secure your place. Numbers limited to 14. Please contact me on 01663 742507, 07505 
508573 or email joannaallen7@hotmail.co.uk to book a place.


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